Intake Dates:

Year 2023: February 13 /June 12 / September 11/ October 9

Year 2024: February 26 / July 1


Program Overview

This program is the accelerated version of the Health Care Assistant program in Gateway College. 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. This training will help students learn proficiency and the confidence most needed on a job.

Important Information

  1. 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.
  2. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
  3. 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.
Credential: Diploma
Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 3:30pm
Length: 755 hours over 23 weeks
Delivery Mode: Traditional (In-class) or Combination (Online+On-site)
Campus: Vancouver, BC

Tuition and fees:

Application Fee*: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International) *Non-refundable
Tuition: $4,985 (Domestic) / $13,560 (International)
Administration: $150
Health Insurance*: $186 (3 months coverage wait period for BC Medical Service Plan) *Only if applicable



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