Sprott Shaw College, Victoria:
Start an exciting new career in the health care industry with Sprott Shaw College in Victoria, BC! We offer a 29-week Health Care Assistant (HCA) diploma program that has been designed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. It aims to provide you with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as a front-line care-giver and respected member of the healthcare team, in facility and community settings. Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, a health care assistant (HCA) provides person-centred care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of residents / clients. Email: Contact us belowNote:
Sprott Shaw College only accepts inquiries here from persons living in British Columbia and Alberta at present.
Health Care Assistant (HCA) Diploma Program (29 weeks):
Subjects covered include:
- Career Planning and Management (Comp/Inc)
- Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges
- Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive Challenges
- Caring For Individuals Experiencing Mental Health Challenges
- Concepts for Practice
- Foundations for Success
- Foundations of Technologies
- Hospice-Palliative Care
- Interpersonal Communications
- Introduction to Practice
- Lifestyle and Choices
- Personal Care and Assistance
- Clinical Training
CPR, First Aid, Food Safe and basic WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) will be completed during the program.
Grade 12/GED or mature student status. Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments.
Applicants for this program must also have excellent communication skills, sign a criminal/medical waiver, submit a criminal record search, obtain a satisfactory certificate of health from a physician, and provide evidence of clear TB testing prior to acceptance. All must be done no more than 3 months before the start date of the program.
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