Health Care Assistant Program
The HCA Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care-givers and respected members of the health care team. Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centered care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being of clients.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in a variety of practice settings including home support, assisted living, residential/complex care, special care units, other home and community care settings and acute care
This program includes 270 hours of practicum.
The Health Care Assistant program delivered by PACE Canada College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
Note :Graduates of the HCA program delivered by PACE Canada College are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
Duration of Program:
HCA (Day) 29 Weeks
HCA (Evening) 28 Weeks
HCA (Weekend) 40 Weeks
Theory /Lab Hours : 475 Hrs
Health and Healing Concepts for Practice (70 Hrs.)
Health 1: Interpersonal Communications (50 Hrs.)
Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices (30 Hrs.)
Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice (30 Hrs.)
Healing 1: Caring for individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges (115 Hrs.)
Healing 2: Caring for individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges (60 Hrs.)
Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance (120 Hrs.)
Practicum : 270 Hrs.
HCA 201: Practicum I (60 Hrs.)
• At any assisted living facility
HCA 202: Practicum II (210 Hrs.)
• At any complex care facility
Total Minimum Hours : 745 Hrs
Step 2: If you meet the criteria for the program, send an email to email@example.com including general information about yourself, your desired course or program, a scanned copy of your IELTS score (if applicable), and lastly your general academic qualifications (no supporting documents are needed for this).
Step 3: The college staff will review your application and, if accepted, have you complete the registration process by filling the Long Form and deposit the Registration fee (the College bank account number will be intimated during this step).
Step 4: On completion of registration and admission for the course, you will be required to deposit the tuition fee for the year and other charges applicable. Upon receipt of the tuition fee, the College will issue you an Acceptance Letter.
If any further assistance is required, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-595-7962 to speak to an Admission Representative.
- Proof of Grade 10 graduation or mature student status
- Proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements (Proof of meeting English Language Competency requirements.)
Prior to proceeding for Practicum:
- Proof of meeting current immunizations/ vaccinations as per health care organization policies/ guidelines ( or signed vaccination exemption form, except TB)
- Criminal Record Check from Ministry of Justice, including clearance to work with vulnerable adults
- Standard First Aid
For Native English speakers:
- English 10 or equivalent
- Evidence of one of the following
- Proof of completion of Grade 10 English; or
- College courses determined to be equivalent to completion of Grade 10 English(or higher) by post-secondary institutions. Applicants must produce transcripts as evidence of completion. A minimum of a C grade is acceptable.
- Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT): Reading Comprehension 35/50, Spelling 23/32.
- Language Placement Index (LPI): The three individual scores(Sentences Structure, English Usage, and Reading Comprehension) must total a minimum of 20,out of a maximum possible score of 40. Essay level of 4, with a minimum essay score of 24/40.
- Accuplacer: Grade 10 level or higher
For Non-native English speakers
- Standardized English language proficiency test score
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): test must be with the last two years, IBT only — Overall score of 76 with no score lower than 20 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 18 in Reading and Writing
- International English Language Testing System(IELTS): Academic or General — test must be within the last two years: Overall score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 5.5 in Reading and Writing
- Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT): test must be within the last six months : Listening 7, Speaking 7. Reading 6 and Writing 6
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP): Academic or General — Aggregate score of 4L or better, with 4L or better in Speaking and Listening and 3H or better in Reading and Writing
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Overall Score of 60, with no section less than 50
The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:
- Proof of meeting current immunizations/vaccinations as per health care organization policies / guidelines (or signed vaccination exception form, except TB)
- Criminal record check from the Ministry of Justice, including clearance to work with vulnerable adults
- Standard First Aid
- CPR Level “C” or “HCP”
- Foodsafe Level I
- Health care aide
- Nursing home attendant
- Home support worker
- Resident companion-medical
- Personal care attendant-medical
Graduates can register with BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, this will allow you to work in Government funded Healthcare facilities.
Domestic Tuition Fee: $3889.00
International Tuition Fee: $9500.00
Book Fee: $400.00
Registration Fee: $200.00
Other Fees: $0.00
Domestic Students Total: $4489.00
International Students Total: $10100.00
(The program cost is to be paid prior to issue of Acceptance Letter)
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