Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program has been approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia and by BC Care Aide Registry. The HCA Program is designated to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care-givers, and respected members of the healthcare team, in community and facility settings. Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centered care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of clients/residents.

Admission Requirements

The following are to be completed prior to the First Practice Education Experience:

  • CPR level ā€œCā€.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • All the online orientation courses required by the Health Authority, including fit testing
    Immunization as required by sites of practice education and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control (2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray. Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences given particular Health Authority, or practice education site organization/agency policy.

Fees:

Registration Fee:

Domestic Students: $150
International Students: $200

Program Fee:

Domestic Students: $7,500
International Students: $12,000

Textbooks: $573
Lab Fee: $275

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