Intake Dates:

Year 2024: February 26 / April 26  / July 01 /  September 09


Program Overview

This program is designed to train learners to become Health Care Professionals. 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 32 weeks
Delivery Mode: Traditional (In-class) or Combination (Online+On-site)
Campus: Vancouver, BC

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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 Diploma
  • •Dementia Certificate
  • •Medication Administration Certificate
  • •HCA Acute Care Certificate
  • •Provincial Violence Prevention Certificate
  • •WHMIS Certificate

*Eligibility to register with the "BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. 

Health Care Assistant Courses: Nurturing Compassionate Healthcare Professionals

Health Care Assistant Courses: Nurturing Compassionate Healthcare Professionals

Our comprehensive Health Care Assistant Courses cater to the evolving needs of the healthcare industry, these courses provide aspiring individuals with the essential skills and knowledge to become proficient Health Care Assistants (HCAs).

HCA Courses for a Dynamic Healthcare Landscape

Our Health Care Assistant Courses are meticulously crafted to shape aspiring individuals into competent Health Care Professionals. Under the guidance of dedicated and experienced instructors, students receive a high-quality education complemented by hands-on training, ensuring their preparedness for real-world healthcare scenarios. Students practice essential techniques in our state-of-the-art labs, equipped with articulated mannequins, hospital beds, and medical gear. The comprehensive training extends beyond the classroom, as students engage in practicum experiences at designated facilities or hospitals, fostering valuable interactions with patients. This immersive approach enhances proficiency and instills the confidence necessary for a successful career, making our Health Care Assistant Courses a pathway to excellence in healthcare.

HCA Courses for a Dynamic Healthcare Landscape


What the HCA Courses cover

Our comprehensive Health Care Assistant Courses encompass a diverse range of vital topics, ensuring students receive a well-rounded education in healthcare. Students gain a comprehensive foundation for a successful healthcare career through the following HCA Courses:

  • Participants delve into the intricacies of being a Health Care Assistant, mastering essential skills and knowledge.

  • The HCA Course curriculum extends to specialized areas such as Dementia care, equipping students with the expertise to provide compassionate and effective support to individuals with cognitive challenges.

  • Medication Administration is crucial, fostering competence in safely dispensing medications.

  • HCA Acute Care training prepares students for the demands of acute healthcare settings, while education on Provincial Violence Prevention instills strategies for creating a secure environment.

  • Our courses cover the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), ensuring students are well-versed in workplace safety protocols.

Our HCA Courses stand at the forefront of healthcare education, offering a holistic approach to training. The curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics, including patient care, medical terminology, and ethical considerations, ensuring that students are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the healthcare profession.
The Health Care Assistant Courses provide structured pathways for individuals to excel in their careers. Whether you are entering the healthcare field for the first time or seeking to enhance your existing skills, our courses offer a clear trajectory toward becoming a skilled and compassionate HCA.

Comprehensive Health Care Assistant Program

Enrolling in our HCA Courses means immersing yourself in a comprehensive Health Care Assistant Program. This program goes beyond theoretical learning, incorporating mentoring, practical experiences, and valuable resources to ensure a well-rounded educational experience. We understand the importance of accessibility to quality education. We offer the Health Care Assistant Scholarship Program to support aspiring healthcare professionals. This initiative aims to make healthcare education more accessible and empowers individuals to pursue their passion for making a difference in healthcare.



Health Care Assistant Scholarship Program: Empowering Dreams in Healthcare

Our commitment to fostering excellence in healthcare extends to our Health Care Assistant Scholarship Program. This initiative is a testament to our belief in making quality education accessible to aspiring healthcare professionals. The Health Care Assistant Scholarship Program is intricately woven into our comprehensive Health Care Assistant Program, offering eligible individuals the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. By combining academic rigor, practical training, and financial support, we aim to empower dedicated individuals who aspire to contribute to the healthcare sector. Discover how the Health Care Assistant Scholarship Program can carve a fulfilling career in healthcare.


Health Care Assistant Courses: Reach for the stars with our Health Care Assistant Program!

Become a compassionate and skilled healthcare professional with our Health Care Assistant Certificate Program. Contact us now to explore the enriching educational opportunities that await you and take the first step towards a fulfilling healthcare career. Your future in healthcare starts here with our HCA Courses.

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