Health care assistants (HCAs) assist in the basic care of patients under the direction of nurses, hospital staff and physicians. The program is based on the Health Care Assistant curriculum set forth by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The program is designed to help students understand the role of the Health Care Assistant (HCA) and the health care system and culture in the province of British Columbia. The course prepares students to work in both residential care and community settings and is based on core values and beliefs that are foundation to HCA practice.
Abbotsford, Surrey, and Vancouver
Upon successful completion of the Health Care Assistant Program, under the supervision of a nurse, the graduate will show evidence of a beginning ability to:
Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to work in any of the following health care areas:
Students must meet all of the admissions requirements as listed below.
Note: Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
Continuous intake model
Upon completion of this program the successful student will be able to demonstrate:
Note: The learning outcomes are further linked to the various HCA program competencies such as; communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare environment and business skills and knowledge.
Evaluation of the students will be based on:
The FT students are required to attend the classes regularly from Monday to Friday for 4 hours a day and 20 hours a week for 27 weeks. The PT students are expected to attend on the weekends-12 hours SAT and SUN.
65% average upon successful completion of all courses. CPR, First Aid, FoodSafe and WHMIS will be completed during the program.
Full-time and Part-time
Five hours a week.
Affiliation Agreements and/or Host Agreements for practicum placements
|HCA 101T - (Health: Interpersonal Communications)||50|
|HCA 102T - (Health: Lifestyle and Choices)||30|
|HCA 103T - (Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice)||30|
|HCA 104T - (Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice)||70|
|HCA 105T - (Healing 1: Common Health Challenges)||115|
|HCA 106T - (Healing 2: Cognitive or Mental Challenges)||60|
|HCA 107T - (Healing: Personal Care and Assistance)||120|
|FoodSafe™ Level I||8|
|Standard First Aid with CPR C and AED||16|
|Mental Health First Aid Basic||12|
|Provincial Violence Prevention for Health Care Workers||8|
|Career and Employment Strategies for Health Care Workers||10|
|HCA 121P - (Practice Experience in Multi-Level and/or Complex Care)||210|
|HCA 131P - (Practice Experience in Home Support and/or Assisted Living)||70|