ENHANCED SKILLS PROGRAM-GERIATRIC CARE
This Health Care Assistant Program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill of learners to work with older adults in order to effectively meet the needs of the aging population. This Health Care Assistant Program will focus on gaining a greater understanding of the physical, social, cognitive and spiritual needs of the older adults, and the challenges faced by our aging population. Our dedicated and experienced instructors will provide quality education with hands-on training to prepare students for the real world. Students will practice their techniques in labs equipped with articulated mannequins, hospital beds, medical gear and fixtures. Furthermore, students will participate at a designated facility or a hospital and interact with patients throughout the practicum training period and 12 weeks of Co-op period. This training will help students learn proficiency and the confidence most needed on a job. Our graduates work in both private and publicly funded facilities and hospitals as well as a variety of community settings that includes extended care, intermediate care, assisted living, acute care hospitals, home support, rehabilitation facilities and group homes. HCAs work as part of a team within a health care unit under the supervision of a health care professional such as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
Job Titles: Health Care Assistant, Resident Care Attendant, Long-term Care Aide, Home Support Worker, Personal Care Attendant etc.
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 3:30pm
Length: 1010 hours over 38 weeks
Delivery Mode: Traditional (In-class) or Combination (Online+On-site)
Campus: Vancouver, BC
Tuition and fees:
Non-refundable Application Fee: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International)
Tuition: $4,800 (Domestic)/ $12,355 (International)
*Tuition does not include textbooks, supplies and other applicable costs