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bachelor

Degree

Certificate in Health Care Assistant

bachelor

Degree

Certificate in Health Care Assistant

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $24,800 CAD

  • Application fee

    $120 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    2 out of 4

Options
Work Experience

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-March-2022 2022-03-01
Spring-January 01-August-2022 2022-08-01

Overview

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$24,800

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,828
Accommodation 1 bed room 0
Tuition 1 person $24,800

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Food Safe Level I
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • CPR certification
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Immunization Record

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
5.5
writing
6
speaking
5.5
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


Academic background and requirement

  • Successful completion of English 10  with a minimum grade of 'C', or equivalent
  • Food Safe Level I
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Level C
  • 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.
  • 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. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further direction on obtaining your criminal record check
  • Immunization Record Form reflecting required immunizations as per Practice Education Guidelines for BC.

Note: Practice Education Guidelines (PEG) for BC 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 able to be accepted into the program. Students who are accepted into the program will also be required to maintain immunizations as per the PEG.

Career opportunities

  • Acute Care Specialist
  • Complex Care Specialist
  • Assisted Living Specialist
  • Adult Day Centre Specialist

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