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The Excel Academy is operated by Excel Society and conveniently located inside the Grand Manor facility, one of our designated assisted living sites, providing opportunity to interact with some of the individuals Excel Society provides services to as well as a window into real life support situations.
The Excel Academy trains Community Support Workers (CSW) and Health Care Aides (HCA). Both these programs continue to be provided at some of the most affordable rates in the province of Alberta! The Excel Academy enables you to be ready for a new career in as little at 17 – 20 weeks! New sessions start in January, May and September each year. We have flexible class times and are available for full time day/evening or part time studies to find a match for your schedule. “Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition” (PLAR) is a challenge program that is also available at the Excel Academy. No need to worry about not getting adequate help from our Instructors as the class sizes are small and our Instructors are attentive and invested in your success. Just as Excel Society’s mission is “Enriching Lives by Enabling Potential”, we enrich our students’ lives with the knowledge, skills and values that will enable their success in an exciting new career.
Excel Academy offers a professional development calendar with a vast array of courses available to staff in other agencies focused on the human services industry. These programs for care givers provide highly qualified training in a variety of courses such as Standard First Aid and CPR, Strategies for Behaviour Management, Suicide Intervention, Team Building, WHMIS, Abuse Prevention, Crisis Prevention, Lifting and Transferring, Body Mechanics and Positioning, Medication Administration, Food Safety, and Nutritional Aide. We are constantly adding new workshop opportunities, so check our website frequently to see what’s new.
Excel Academy programs also offer hands-on, practical training through role reversal scenarios, role playing, and practicum. The Excel Academy, a private vocational school licensed under the Private Vocational Training Act of Alberta and a member of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges and the National Association of Career Colleges, has a graduate employment rate greater than 95% within the first 3 months of the program completion.
For more information in regards of courses or programs please visit our Excel Academy website.