Health Care Assistant Certificate

Capilano University

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Duration8 Months
LevelBachelors Certificate Program
  • The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program combines theory courses, lab skills, and clinical practicums in real-world health care settings
  • Students will learn to provide personal care to clients and residents in complex care, specialized dementia care, selected acute care settings, and in the community
  • The HCA certificate is an 8-month full-time program offered in an accelerated program that students can complete in 7 months of study
  • Classes are taught by experienced health professionals who share their stories about clinical practice
  • Upon completion, students will be able to:
    • Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident or client
    • Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and spiritual well-being of clients/residents and families
    • Provide safe, competent, and organized care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing complex physical, cognitive, and/or mental health challenges
    • Communicate clearly, accurately, and sensitively with clients/residents and other members of the healthcare team to contribute to the achievement of goals and effective working relationships
    • Perform the care provider role in a reflective, responsible, accountable, and professional manner recognizing and responding to own self-development, learning, and health enhancement needs
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1051445 INR
Hostel & Meals531901 INR
Transportation29447 INR
Fees76621 INR
CSU Health and Dental Plan Fee14320 INR
Student Services and Technology Fee6063 INR
Student Union Fees13511 INR
Term enrollment fees1732 INR
Total673595 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • High school graduation or
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age with a minimum of Grade 10 English
ExamsTOEFL: 76
  • With no score lower than 20 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 18 in Reading and Writing

  • With a minimum of 6 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 5.5 in Reading and Writing

Additional info
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview
  • All students who are interested in the HCA program are strongly encouraged to attend an information session.
  • A Criminal Record Clearance is required by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
    • The required Criminal Record Check is arranged by Capilano University. Details will be provided at the information session
  • After acceptance to the program, students will be required to submit additional documentation as required by relevant health authorities in order to participate in a practicum. Students must complete the practicum to be eligible for program completion. At a minimum, this includes the following:
    • Standard first aid including CPR (level C) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED);
    • TB skin test and/or chest x-ray to rule out active TB; 
    • Successful completion of Food Safe Level 1 within 3 years prior to program commencement;
    • Up to date Immunizations in accordance with Practice Education Guidelines of BC
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