BIG NEWS! As of June 2015 The Health Care Assistant Program delivered by NEC Native Education College has been granted a full, five-year recognition status by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. Effective September 2016, NEC will be implementing the HCA Provinicial Curriculum 2015 into all the HCA courses. Graduates of the Health Care Assistant delivered by NEC are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program prepares individuals to work as front-line health care providers in a variety of community and institutional settings. The program will provide individuals with knowledge and skills to function independently as health care workers and members of the health care team.
The HCA Program is designed to follow the Provincial Health Care Assistant Program Curriculum (2015) with the same learning outcomes offered at public colleges in BC. In addition to meeting the learning outcomes specified in the Provincial Curriculum, the NEC HCA Program uses an Aboriginal wellness model to prepare students to provide appropriate assistance to elders, people with special needs, Aboriginal families, and people in residential care facilities.
Upon graduation, students will receive Health Care Assistant Certification and will become registered through the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Students will also receive all required practice Certifications and personalized help with preparing a resume, and support in the job search.