ENHANCED SKILLS PROGRAM-GERIATRIC CARE
This 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 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.
- Effective September 2016, Gateway College will be implementing the HCA Provincial Curriculum 2015 into all the HCA courses. Graduates of the Health Care Assistant delivered by Gateway College are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
- This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
- Student loans are available for qualified domestic students.
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)
Textbooks: $135, Materials/Supplies: $450, Lab: $20, Student ID: $10, Program Completion Processing: $150, Administration: $150, Medical Insurance*: $165 (3 months coverage wait period for BC Medical Service Plan)
* Optional, only if applicable.