Health Care Assistant - British Columbia

The Health Care Assistant Program is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills training required for an employment-ready trained graduate as a Health Care Assistant / Long Term Care Aide / Resident Care Aide. With the aging population and the demand for the best quality of life, the healthcare industry is facing a growing shortage of well-trained personnel. Throughout the North American healthcare industry, there is an acute need to increase the size of the workforce, as well as to raise the skill level of that workforce. The program uses a combination of primarily instructor led lectures, demonstrations, assignments, videos, reviews, examinations, clinical experience, and in-house workshops to prepare the student.

Admission Requirements

Proof of Grade 12 graduation or mature student status; English 10 or equivalent (native speakers of English); Standardized English language proficiency test score (non-native speakers of English); Prior to practice education experience, proof of meeting current immunization / vaccinations guidelines (TB, Hep B); criminal record check clearing to work with vulnerable adults; Standard First Aid; CPR Level “C” or “HCP”; Foodsafe Level 1. Applicants must display adequate physical health and successfully complete an application and admissions test as well as attend a personal interview. *Not all programs are offered at each location.


Please note that courses offered in the Health Care Assistant program may not be taken individually and must be taken as part of a registered program.


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