Heritage Community College’s Health Care Assistant program prepares students to be a part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing a high level of frontline care to clients in need of assistance. This program focuses on developing the core skills needed to care for clients in the health care field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. HCAs assist with promoting and maintaining the health, safety, independence, comfort, and well-being of their clients and their families. HCAs provide personal care assistance and services in a caring manner that recognizes and supports the unique care needs, abilities, and backgrounds of clients and their families. They work as members of a health care interdisciplinary team in a variety of settings with direction and supervision from regulated health care professionals. This program prepares students to meet these objectives.
Upon completion of the program, graduates can work as below occupations list:
Students must meet all of the admissions requirements as listed below.
|English as First Language Speakers||
|English as Second Language Speakers||
**Either of the following assessments must have been completed within the last two years or last year:
85% of classes must be attended to achieve competency for this qualification
|Graduation Requirements||Minimum C grade average is required for graduation|
|Lab, Books, Supplies & Materials:||$400||$400|
Heritage Community College is following guidelines and direction provided by the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and Work Safe BC along with the BC Restart Plan and the Ministry’s Return-to-Campus Guidelines.
Face Masks will be required on campus for all indoor public spaces, along with active health screenings currently being conducted by the front desk, as well as reduced campus access.
We remind the College community that stopping the spread of COVID-19 relies on everyone doing their part, including immunization, daily self-administered health checks, staying home when sick, and practicing hand hygiene.