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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

  • Years of study

    1 year

  • PGWP Duration

    1 year

  • Min required GPA

    2 out of 4

optional
Work Experience

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-March-2022 01-March-2022
Spring-January 01-August-2022 01-August-2022

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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$37,232

Total costs

yearly

$6,828

Cost of living

1 person

$5,604

Accommodation

1 bed room

$24,800

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

  • 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.

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
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


Career Opportunities

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

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