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Excel Academy: Nominated for 3 Community Choice Awards!

For the third year running, Excel Academy is proud to announce we have been nominated for 3 Community Choice awards, sponsored by Star Metro Edmonton.  In the Business and Services/Education Category, our nominations are:

  • Education
  • Adult Education
  • Non-Profit

If you think we deserve to take home the honour of winning in any of these areas, please go to http://www.edmonton.communitychoice.com

Thank you for your continued support!

 


Community Support Worker Program Update

On behalf of our Board of Directors we have an update to share.

Our Board and our Senior Leadership Team both strongly support the valuable work of the Excel Academy, and believe that knowledge of and training in best clinical practice contributes to exceptional care for our clients.  Following an extensive, multi-year push for increased enrollment in the Community Support Worker Certificate Program, we have not achieved the required enrollment to sustainably deliver the program.  Effective immediately, the Excel Academy is moving to temporarily suspend the Community Support Worker Certificate Program.  The Academy will conduct its own thorough strategic planning process this fall to develop a comprehensive vision and business strategy for the future; this may include the re-launch of the program if it is consistent with the new vision.

Thank You


Does the thought of going back to school overwhelm you? Excel Academy can help!

Am I too old to head back to school? How does student aid work?  What are my options for courses? How will I fit school in with everything else?

These are some of the questions that may run through your mind when you start thinking about the prospect of heading back to school as an adult learner.  It can become so overwhelming that you give up on the idea of furthering your education before you even start! But what if we told you that we can help and make your dream of continuing your education a reality?

Well, we can!  As leaders in adult education, we understand that the process of committing to school is down-right scary; that’s why we focus on making the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Need information about how Student Aid works?  No problem – we can assist you with your application.  Need help figuring out which course will best fit your schedule and aid in your chances of success?  We offer one-on-one planning with the program administrator.  Require flexibility?  We may be able to accommodate or meet your needs with our different program options.

Whatever it is, we can help. From our free on-site English assessments to providing connection to community supports to handing you your certificate, we are with you every step of the way.

Check out our upcoming August and September Health Care Aide program dates to get started!

 

 

 


Full-Time Blended Online HCA Program Now Available!

Do you want a Health Care Aide certificate in a quick amount of time but can’t commit to an in-class program?  Excel Academy has you covered!

We are excited to announce our new Full-time Blended Online HCA program!  This 24 week program combines the flexibility of online learning with the practical experience and pace of an in-class program – without having to actually be in class! If you have strong computer and communication skills, are an independently motivated learner and want to avoid traffic and study in your pajamas, then this program and you are made to be.

Our introductory intake begins April 30, 2018.  Contact the HCA Program Administrator at (780) 441-7996 for more information or to apply!


We Want to Hear From You!

We have recently updated our website!  The Excel Academy website now offers more courses, course dates and information than ever before.  Go for a cruise and check out our new Student Services page, educate yourself on our important Student Policies or become acquainted with our current and past students in the Photo Gallery.  If you like what you see, tell us by leaving a comment.  If you don’t, that’s okay too – we’d still like to hear your thoughts!


Important Notice Regarding Medication Administration for Paraprofessionals

We have changed the name of one of our core courses, Medication Administration for the Paraprofessional. It is now called Medication Assistance for the Health Care Provider to accurately reflect the unregulated health care provider’s role in medication delivery.  Direct Support Staff who assist with medications are providing a supportive role in regards to medications that is separate from the scope of a regulated health care professional, such as a LPN or RN.  This role includes providing medication reminders, assistance with medication preparation and monitoring for side effects.  These changes are in alignment with Alberta Health Services (AHS) standards and Alberta legislation to better protect the safety of our clients and staff.

Highlights of Changes:

  • Course name change
  • More comprehensive review of key terminology such as the difference between medication administration versus medication assistance; the difference between a regulated health care professional and an unregulated health care provider, and the difference between observation and assessment.
  • Inclusion of new material such as Excel Society’s client rights and additional rights when assisting with medications
  • Modification of the learning material format to provide clearer understanding and simplicity, as well as encourage greater comprehension