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Health Care Assistant Program

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 frontline 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.

I would highly recommend Drake Medox to anyone wishing to pursue a career within the healthcare industry. For those still not convinced, I would strongly advise you to research this for yourself, as I am very confident you too will find Drake Medox offers better value for money compared to others - even some of my colleagues think so having attended more expensive schools.

~ Karen Ortega - HCA/AA

Since completing the Health Care Assistant training course at Drake Medox College, I have gained the necessary knowledge, training, skills and confidence to work effectively with the elderly, children and people with developmental disabilities. I believe this course has helped pave the way for greater job opportunities and I since successfully been hired both as a live-in Manager and as a Life Skill Worker. Thank you so much Drake Medox College.

~ Julieta Cabrera - HCA