The Excel Academy was established in 2000 in response to a need for training in disability services for Excel Society staff and external organizations. Our first program offering was the Community Support Worker certificate program, with the Health Care Aide certificate program following in 2008. In addition, we recognized the necessity for professional development training for care providers, management, volunteers and any interested persons by instituting a number of courses designed to meet the ever changing demands of the human services field.
Over the past 18 years, our certificate program portfolio has grown to include Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) for the CSW and HCA programs, full time day CSW and HCA programs, a full time evening HCA program as well as an online blended HCA program. We continue to provide many professional development courses that are consistently evaluated to ensure they meet the current standards, requirements and needs of the human services sector. To view our courses and programs, click here.
We are a member in good standing of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges and the National Association of Career Colleges, and are licensed under Alberta’s Private Vocational Training Act. The wheelchair-accessible Excel Academy is a division of the Excel Society, one of Edmonton’s leading non-profit organizations. For more information about the Excel Society, click here.