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Stenberg College:
For over 20 years, Stenberg College in Surrey, in the Greater Vancouver area of BC has been dedicated to education that uses the most current industry techniques and methods so graduates enter the job market with relevant sought-after skills. We offer nursing, health care & human services certificate and diploma programs. In direct consultation with the professional community, Stenberg College develops programs that are targeted at meeting industry demands for certain skill sets, thereby giving our graduates the highest possible opportunity for employment and success.

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Cardiology Technologist Diploma (Classroom or Online)
Technology is critically important in the healthcare field, and its value will continue to increase in the future. You can be at the forefront of this rapidly evolving area of healthcare delivery by becoming a Cardiology Technologist. You’ll be prepared to enter hospital and clinical settings with the skills necessary to conduct a wide variety of diagnostic procedures including ECG, Stress Tests, Holter Monitoring, and Event Monitoring and you’ll begin your career with total confidence, having spent significant amounts of time with hands-on exercises and in clinical settings under professional supervision during your program.

Photo of Medical & Health Care Training in the Vancouver BC AreaOur program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association in BC and Alberta and includes a preparation course for the National Registration Exam so graduates can be fully prepared for the exam and become registered with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists. With in-class and online learning options, the Cardiology Technologist program is a great choice.

Community Mental Health & Addictions Worker Diploma (Classroom)
Community Mental Health & Addictions Workers assist individuals with mental health challenges, housing and addiction issues by encouraging and supporting them in their daily lives. They model, teach and support all functions of home life, daily living activities, leisure and recreation for improved quality of life for their clients. They provide assistance, support and skill training to adult men and women to establish and maintain a stable living situation, as independently as possible. They discuss, isolate and assess problems, develop a flexible plan of action, ensure basic needs are met, network clientele with needed services and provide crisis intervention as necessary. They also act as coordinators for volunteers.

The unique curriculum for this program has been prepared in direct partnership with industry agencies supporting individuals with mental health challenges and addictions. Based on the input received from these industry partners, this program has been specifically designed to prepare students – philosophically, mentally/intellectually, emotionally, and experientially – for a successful career with longevity and the potential for advancement in the challenging field of mental health and addictions.

Community Support Worker Diploma (Classroom)
Community Support Workers assist people with learning disabilities, physical challenges or other special needs, along with their families. The program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical education so graduates can provide support to people of all ages who have developmental disabilities or dual diagnosis (i.e. developmental disability and mental illness). Students learn how to effectively promote the mental, physical and emotional health of people with specialized needs so that they may live as fully and independently as possible. 

The program includes foundational course work and weekly field placements that provide applied practice giving students a continual real-world context as they complete their studies. An intensive practicum occurs at the end of the program. This practicum is the final consolidation of knowledge, skills and abilities so that students are immediately ready to join the workforce upon graduation.

Health Care Assistant Certificate (formerly Resident Care Attendant) (Classroom)
Do you have a caring and compassionate attitude? A sense of professionalism and great patience? To meet the needs of our aging population, Health Regions across BC are opening thousands of new residential and assisted living units; the staffing needs for Resident Care Attendants / Health Care Assistants have never been greater. This is an excellent time to consider training for employment in this rewarding field as opportunities abound!

While most graduates provide care for seniors, our in-class program prepares you to care for adults with a wide variety of chronic health conditions including dementia. You will work with people who will depend on you for daily care, support, encouragement, mobility and more and you will need to be able to build a trusting relationship with your patients and their families.

You may also be involved with palliative care, which emphasizes easing a person's pain, enhancing their quality of life, and supporting their family. You will work as part of a team working with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Good communication skills are essential and Stenberg College includes communication training in the program. With small classes and practicum included, our graduates enter the workforce fully prepared to assist their patients live as full a life as possible.

Hospital Support Specialist Diploma
Stenberg College is the only private post-secondary school in British Columbia offering this unique industry-specific program specializing in administrative duties within the heath care field. You’ll receive training in medical terminology, professional communications, office operations, patient admitting & registration, diagnostic imaging, release of information & privacy legislation, health records clerical duties, medical transcription, medical billing, Meditech and other computerized health information systems as applicable. You will be ready for a wide range of job opportunities with ample room for growth and advancement.

This in-class program includes several weeks of practicum so students can experience several areas of the hospital environment to really get a feel for the kinds of careers they qualify for upon graduation. There are also a wide range of employer options including but not limited to hospitals, private clinics, universities, research facilities, allied services such as insurance or medical billing companies, and more! This one-of-a-kind program is perfect for your career in medical administration.

Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma (Classroom)
Medical laboratory assistants are clinical support staff; they perform work that helps doctors diagnose and treat diseases. Lab Assistants work with the public and often for only short periods of time so customer service skills are a must as is an ability to create a trusting relationship with patients in a short amount of time. We work with students on building these skills along with the needed technical skills to produce graduates that are highly employable.

The Stenberg College curriculum exceeds the British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science standards in many areas and includes a mandatory practicum so our graduates are sure to be fully prepared for work in the field. Our program includes topics such as medical and legal ethics, anatomy and physiology, asepsis, blood collection, hematology and pathology and more! Stenberg College works very closely with labs and community hospitals and strives at all times to maintain our reputation for producing highly skilled graduates who are rapidly employed.

Medical Office Assistant Diploma (Classroom)
If you’re looking for a rewarding career in healthcare administration, you’ll love being a Medical Office Assistant. This program will prepare you to work with healthcare professionals and you'll learn the skills necessary to perform general office and medical office duties as well as assist in preparing patients for physicians, surgeons and practitioners.

Included in this in-class program are courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, professional communications, medical office procedures and more. You’ll be responsible for maintaining patient charts, updating patient information, scheduling appointments, handling billing of patients, working with insurance forms and more and the practicum portion of the program will fully prepare you for employment in this ever-changing work environment.

Nursing Unit Clerk Diploma (Classroom)
Nursing Unit Clerks, originally known as ward clerks, act as the anchors of patient care departments. The Nursing Unit Clerk’s focus is on the non-clinical tasks of the department, and delivering and communicating the physician’s orders with the nursing staff and the other departments (laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, dietary, and therapies). Without the unit coordinator, the nursing staff would be unable to complete their duties. This program will fully prepare you to successfully work in this essential position.

Most graduates are employed in hospital settings with other opportunities also available in extended, intermediate or long-term care facilities or private surgical clinics. Our in-class program includes training in software programs typically used by hospitals, patient admissions, transfers & discharges, transcription of medical orders for medication, lab orders, surgical orders, diagnostic orders and more. This in-class program includes several weeks of practicum to fully prepare you for employment and our graduates are highly regarded by health authorities throughout the province.

Practical Nursing Diploma (Classroom)
Caring for the sick, injured and disabled is more than a career; it’s a calling. And it’s one that can be yours if you combine your natural senses of compassion and commitment with specialized education in nursing. The Practical Nursing Diploma Program at Stenberg College will provide you with the education you need to become a Practical Nurse in a variety of healthcare facilities where you will work as part of a team along with other nurses, physicians and health care professionals.

You will administer medication and monitor its effectiveness, document patient progress, assist with rehabilitation, educate your patients about their health issues, advocate for your patients and their families and more. You’ll be taught by experienced nursing educators who can share their real-life experience and knowledge for your benefit. Our in-class program utilizes modern and up-to-date lab facilities on campus as well as required practicum and preceptorship sessions to fully prepare students for employment and to write the required Registration Exam for licensure through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC.

Over 96% of our graduates pass the registration exam on their first try, exceeding the average Provincial and National pass rates. Stenberg College is the best choice for your nursing education.

Psychiatric Nursing Diploma (Online)
Canada is going through a significant nursing shortage which is all the more acute in the field of Psychiatric Nursing. In British Columbia, there is a need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province.

In addition to this, the workforce is aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years. The number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of new graduates. Moreover, just over 90% of Registered Psychiatric Nurses live in urban areas of BC. These factors lead Stenberg College to create this on-line program, allowing residents outside the major urban areas of BC to obtain this valued and vital education and in-turn be able to service the communities in which they live. If you're looking to work in a variety of mental health areas, providing psychiatric nursing services to the public, this is the program for you.

You will receive instruction in therapeutic relationships, clinical supervision, pathophysiological concepts, pharmacology, philosophy, ethics, issues specific to First-Nations, substance use and misuse, and more! With 6 practice education sessions you will put to practice the skills necessary to work in this evolving and exciting career.

Special Education Assistant Diploma (Classroom or Hybrid Online & Classroom)
There are few things in life as rewarding as helping an individual with special needs achieve their full potential in life. As a Special Education Assistant you’ll assist elementary and secondary school teachers as they work with students requiring special needs instruction. You will learn about behaviour management techniques, including foundational knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

You will become familiar with learning adaptations, life-span development, childhood disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and others, communication methods, POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders) training, Applied Behavior Analysis and more. This in-class program is very hands-on and combined with two practicum sessions it will ensure you are prepared for a career in Special Education. If you believe you’d find it personally satisfying to help special needs children and adolescents in a school or social service agency, this program is perfect for you.

Early Childhood Educator Certificate (Classroom) & Post-Basic Special Needs & Infant Toddler Diploma (Hybrid Classroom & Online)
As an Early Childhood Educator in a daycare or preschool centre, you’ll have the opportunity to nourish young minds and have a positive influence on children that will last a lifetime. You will learn to plan, organize and lead activities for preschool children to encourage their intellectual, physical and emotional growth. This can be accomplished through storytelling, songs, music, crafts and more. You will also guide and assist children to develop proper eating, dressing and toileting habits. Educators will also observe children and discuss progress and/or issues with staff and parents where appropriate.

With a wide range of employment options available there are many opportunities to use the skills and knowledge gained in this program in various settings with self-employment a definite option. Our in-class program is taught using the Reggio Emilia Approach which has been hailed as an exemplary model of early childhood education (Newsweek, 1991). If working with young children to help them build a strong foundation appeals to you, then this program is a great choice.

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