Health Care Assistant Program – Accelerated
Start dates - Year 2020: March 16 / July 13 / November 23
Year 2021: April 5 / August 2 / November 29
Health Care Assistant Program Overview
This program is the accelerated version of the Health Care Assistant program in Gateway College. Students receive the same training and credentials, but complete their studies within six months! 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. Our graduates work in both private and publicly funded facilities and hospitals as well as a variety of community settings. These may include extended care, intermediate care, assisted living, 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: 23 weeks or 755 hours
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: $2,550 (Domestic)/ $9,410 (International)
*Tuition does not include textbooks, supplies and other applicable costs