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Health Care Assistant Program

Health Care Assistants are in high demand; in only 6 months you could be earning up to $23 per hour! Monthly intakes, on-line courses, and a variety of schedule options to choose from.

Health Care Assistant Program

Health Care Assistants are in high demand; in only 6 months you could be earning up to $23 per hour! Monthly intakes, on-line courses, and a variety of schedule options to choose from.
Drake Medox College Health Care Assistant Diploma Program is designed to be in direct alignment with the standards within the Provincial Curriculum for community and residential care aide training in British Columbia. As such, graduates of our program will be eligible to receive a BC Care Aide Registry number.
In addition to a Health Care Assistant Diploma, our graduates also receive the following 9 certificates:

  • Palliative Care Certificate
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Certificate
  • Mental Illness Certificate
  • Medication Administration Certificate
  • Safety & Mobility Certificate
  • HCA Acute Care Certificate
  • Provincial Violence Prevention Certificate
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Standard First Aid / CPR Level C Certificate

THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Health Care Assistants may hold a number of different job titles in the workplace including residential care aide, personal care aide and Community Health Worker. Regardless of the title, these individuals are responsible to provide highly personalized care and service to those who cannot fully care for themselves such as the elderly and young disabled. As members of an interdisciplinary team, Health Care Assistants work on the front line completing duties which include grooming, bathing, medication administration, mobility and a long list of other very individualized tasks depending on the clients they are serving.

HCA Full-Time: In Class Delivery

  • 6 Months / 26 Weeks Total
  • Day or Evening Classes
  • Includes 7.2 weeks of full-time practicum arranged by the college

HCA Full-Time: Combined Delivery

  • 6 Months / 26 Weeks Total
  • 1 day or 2 evenings per week plus online studies weekly
  • Includes 7.2 weeks of full-time practicum arranged by the college

ESL-HCA Full-Time: In Class Delivery

  • 35 Weeks Total
  • Day or Evening Classes
  • Includes 7.2 weeks of full-time practicum arranged by the college
  • Includes 300hrs of ESL training

ESL-HCA Full-Time: Combined Delivery

  • 35 weeks total
  • 1 day or 2 evenings per week plus online studies weekly
  • Includes 7.2 weeks of full-time practicum arranged by the college
  • Includes 300hrs of ESL training

FoodSafe & Standard First Aid / CPR training are included in the cost of all Health Care Assistant Programs.

Ask us about our $1,000 Early Registration Grant and other special promotions!

  1. Health & Healing Concepts for Practice (70 hours)
  2. Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice (30 hours)
  3. Health 1 – Interpersonal Communications (50 hours)
  4. Health 2 – Lifestyle & Choices (30 hours)
  5. Healing 1 – Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges (115 hours)
  6. Healing 2 – Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges (60 hours)
  7. Healing 3 – Personal Care and Assistance (120 hours)
  8. Practice Experience: Multi-Level and/or Complex Care (210 hours)
  9. Practice Experience: Home Support and/or Assisted Living (60 hours)
  1. Proof of Grade 12 graduation or equivalent from another jurisdiction, or the student has mature student status i.e. is 19 years or older before the start of classes.
  2. Evidence of meeting required English Language competency levels per BCCAR Health Care Assistant Program Recognition.
  3. Up to date immunizations as required by practice education experience partners.
  4. Acceptable Ministry of Justice criminal record search within 6 months of program acceptance, or evidence to show that a criminal record search has been requested by the program start date.
  5. Negative TB test result or proof to demonstrate that the process for acquiring this is in progress.
  6. Completion of Foodsafe Level 1 and Standard First Aid & CPR Level C prior to Practicum. These training costs are included within program fees.
  7. Only those enrolling in either of the Combined Delivery formats will also require:
    • Prior learning or work experience within the field of study
    • Or a score of 65% or greater on the Drake Medox College Prior Learning Assessment

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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates. They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village

 

Success Story

Program: ESL / HCA
Drake Medox College helped me to achieve my main goal – to become a Healthcare Assistant. They helped me also to become more confident in aspects of speaking and understanding. The ESL-HCA Program at Drake Medox College is the best study program I’ve been to. My Instructors were very supportive.