Health Care Assistant Certificate

Health Care Assistant Certificate

8 months
Application deadlines: August 6, December 3
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Spring, Fall
International tuition: CA$18,721
Domestic tuition: CA$5,109

Program overview

Students 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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


Applicants must have BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12); or be a minimum of 18 years of age with a minimum of Grade 10 English; or obtain Mature Student status. Applicants must meet the English Language Competency requirements as specified by the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Covering letter (stating reasons for wishing to apply to this program), resume and 3 written reference letters. Criminal record check required, see Admission Notes.

Career opportunities

The Capilano University provides its students with jop opportunities. Most of the vacancies contain of clerical or administrative positions. Capilano gives first consideration to internal candidates, defined as staff covered under the MoveUP collective agreement, with the appropriate seniority as per Article 25.07(b). If there are no qualified internal candidates, CapU then considers qualified external candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Campus location

North Vancouver , Canada

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