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.
Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status. Mature students must successfully complete an admissions test. Attend a personal interview. Clear relevant criminal record check. Good command of the English language. Non Native English speakers have to complete one of the following tests according to Registry standards: TOEFl, IELTS, CLB PT, CELPIP, or CAEL, and they are not be required to also do the CAST and Wonderlic exams. Adequate physical health to be able to fulfill the job requirements. Medical tests (TB test) or proof of vaccinations (Hep B) may be required by industry prior placement.
*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.