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Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older);
  • Passing score on the literacy test;
  • Fluency in English (oral and written);
  • Canadian Language Benchmark* scores indicating they have achieved a minimum of Level 6 in the speaking, listening, and reading tests.
  • Fitness to complete the practical components of the program;
  • Up-to-date immunizations (Seasonal Flu, H1N1, and Hepatitis A and B are recommended);
  • Clear Adult Criminal Record Check

Program Highlights

The purpose of this program is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to provide personal care and support services to clients and residents, consumers and families in both community and institutional settings. This 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.


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Career Opportunities

The training in the Health Care Aide program provides the opportunity to develop the skills needed to assist clients or residents with meeting their physical, emotional, social needs, and activities of daily living, working in hospitals, personal care homes, and private residences, as well as other health care facilities.

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Health Care Aide
    Health Care Aide Modules 1-20, Certification Exam, Skill Training, CPR/First Aide, Food Handler’s Certificate, Non-Violent Crisis Management, Practicum
  • Program Type:Diploma
  • Anticipated salary:C$28,516 - C$46,488
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:23 Weeks
  • Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category:Healthcare
  • Program Syllabus:Click to Download
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