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Degree

Certificate in Health Care Assistant

About the program

  • 23,984 CAD

    Tuition
  • 1 year

    Years of study
  • 1 year

    PGWP Duration
  • 2 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-March-2021 01-March-2021
Spring-January 01-August-2021 01-August-2021

Certificate in Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistant program is a full-time certificate program designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to function as caregivers in a variety of health care settings.

The program's courses and labs are enhanced by practice experiences in community complex care and home support facilities. During the final practicum component of the program, there is a distinct clinical opportunity to work and gain experience in an acute care setting. 

Students will be prepared to meet the care needs of adults who may be experiencing diverse and often complex health and illnesses.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible to register with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.

Total Credits: 33

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$36,416

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

Accommodation

1 bed room

$23,984

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

English 11 (B) or Communications 12 (B)

Attendance at an information session for the Health Care Assistant Program

Once offer is made: 

  1. Food Safe Level I
  2. Standard First Aid Certificate
  3. CPR Level C
  4. An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program
  5. Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin
  6. Immunization Record Form reflecting required immunizations as per Practice Education Guidelines (PEG) for BC.

Note: The PEG outline immunizations for vaccine preventable communicable diseases required by students for participation in practice experiences. KPU Faculty of Health is required to comply with these requirements. 

Students that are unvaccinated may not be accepted into the program. Students who are accepted into the program will also be required to maintain immunizations as per the PEG

Required documents

1_ Transcripts
2_ English Proficiency
3_ Food Safe
4_ First Aid Certificate
5_ CPR 
6_ Criminal Record Check
7_ Immunization Record Form

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

76
20
listening
18
writing
20
speaking
18
reading

PTE

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

CAEL: 60 or higher with no sub-score lower than 50


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