Health Care Assistant

Credential: Certificate  Ι  Credits: 25.0  Ι  Offered: September to July


PROGRAM description


This program is open to both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students.

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University Transfer

The Health Care Assistant Certificate program is transferrable to any post-secondary in British Columbia recognized by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. In particular, this certificate program is transferrable to a bridging program, such as the Access to Practical Nursing program offered at any post-secondary in British Columbia. 

 

Career Path

Graduates who successfully complete the HCA or HCAP can become a Certified Health Care Assistant by registering with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. To learn more about this certification, please visit the BC Care Aide & Community Health Registry.

This program can lead to a career regulated by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

The HCA Certificate Program provides many career options for graduates, these include but are not limited to: 

  • Direct employability within various specialty areas such as: 
  •  Complex-care 
  • Assisted-living facilities 
  • Community home support agencies, 
  • Long-term care  
  • Transferable to Access to Practical Nursing Programs (LPN) within BC 
  • Advanced HCA Programs: Acute Care, Mental Health, Palliative Care 

 

Program Summary

Length:

32 weeks

Offered:

September 

Credits:

25.0

Credential:

Certificate

Format:

Full-time

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Practicum:

272 hours of clinical/practicum experience 

Transferability:

-Any BC Post-Secondary recognized by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry 
-Access to Practical Nursing (LPN) program offered at any post-secondary in British Columbia 
-Acute Care Certificate  

Certificates Included in Program:

- First Aid and CPR Level C 
- FOODSAFE Level I 
- Non-Violence Crisis Intervention (NVCI) 
- WHMIS 
 
 
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Note: All applicants must meet the English language requirement, as per the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.  If transcripts are unavailable or outdated; and for more information: Refer to the minimum English Language Competency Requirements as specified by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.

The HCAP program provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training at an approved post-secondary institution such as NEC as part of their employment. 

To get more information about this program, see the provincial government's HCAP program.  

 

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