• ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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    Applicants must be at least 19 years of age prior to start of the study period, or must be graduated from grade 12. (or equivalent) Applicants must provide proof of meeting English language competency requirements. (Please refer to the language proficiency policy.) Completion of HCA Competency Assessment by the Nursing Community Assessment Service, with a remedial education referral letter from the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry * * The standardized PLAR assessment required is the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) HCA Competency Assessment with a Remedial Education Referral Letter issued by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. The…

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  • Language Proficiency

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    For applicants whose first language is English, evidence of one of the following test scores: Provide transcript or proof of completion of Grade 10 English, or College courses determined to be equivalent to completion of Grade 10 English by post-secondary institutions (minimum C grade is acceptable) Other tests such as Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT), Language Placement Index (LPI) or Accuplacer may be accepted. For applicants whose first language is not English/ International students, evidence of one of the following test scores: English Proficiency Test Overall Score Speaking Listening Writing Reading IELTS ** 6 6 6 5.5 5.5 TOEFL (IBT) ** 76 20 20 18 18 CAEL 60 50 50 50 50 CLBPT * n/a 7 7 6 6 CELPIP ** n/a 7 7 6 6 CELBAN ** n/a 7 7 6 6 * CLBPT test is only available for students currently in Canada. The test result is…

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  • What to expect-Program Schedule

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    Upon successful completion of the Health Care Assistant and Geriatric Care with Co-op program, students will be granted the following credentials:   Health Care Assistant - Access Diploma Dementia Certificate Medication Assistance Certificate HCA Acute Care Certificate Provincial Violence Prevention Certificate *Eligibility to register with the "BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.     Week 1-18, 22-25 (On-campus, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm) *: Theory courses Week 10-19, Every Saturday (On-campus, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm): Access Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance (lab training) Week 20-21, (On-Site, variable 37.5 hours a week schedule): Work Experience course Week 22-25, Every Saturday & Sunday (On-site, variable 10 hours a week schedule): Work Experience…

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  • Health Care Assistant and Geriatric Care with Co-op Program Outline

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    Concepts for Practice (theory, roles, law, organization) Interpersonal Communications (empathy, medical terms) Anatomy and Physiology (intro to body systems) Lifestyle and Choices (activities of daily living) Personal Care Skills (hygiene, comfort, simple treatments) Caring for Common Health Challenges (life cycle) Mobility Techniques (body mechanics) Pharmacology (assisting with medication delivery) Gerontology (study of aging process, demography) Cognitive and Mental Health (including addictions) Dementia (causes, stages, behaviors, Alzheimer’s Disease) Palliative Care (end-of-life care, pain management, grieving) Family Dynamics (culture, diversity, domestic violence) Nutrition (menu planning, diet, Canada’s Food Guide) Safe Work Practices (infection control, fire safety) Assault Response (defensive and preventive skills) Professional Development (transitions, employment skills) Basic Computer Skills (Word Processing, Email, Internet Search, etiquette) * Acute Care (Acute…

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  • Courses

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    Access Health and Healing: Concept for Practice Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice Access Health 1: Interpersonal Communications Access Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices Access Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges Access Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges Access Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistant Access Practice Experience in Home Support and/or Assisted Living Access Practice Experience in Multi-Level and/or Complex Care

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