Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistants (HCAs) provide support for patients with
physical or mental health issues who need permanent or temporary care in
facilities such as retirement homes, hospices, group homes, and acute care facilities. Health Care Assistants are an invaluable part
of the Canadian healthcare system.
CDI College's HCA program teaches students to respond to the
emotional, psychological, and physical needs of the client, to assist
the client in interacting with family members, and to support the
client's personal care such as bathing and hygiene. Students put the
classroom work into practice as part of the mandatory practicum
placement, which will equip them with the real-world skills they need
Graduates of the program become skilled communicators who are able to
listen and understand their clients while providing exceptional
healthcare services. To graduate with an HCA diploma, students must
complete the clinical training. Combined with the Career and Employment
Strategies and Student Success Strategies courses, the HCA program
equips graduates with the knowledge and techniques to create a
successful career in the healthcare industry.
The Health Care Assistant program delivered by CDI College is recognized
by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. Graduates
of the Health Care Assistant program delivered by CDI College are
eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health
Worker Registry. The Health Care Assistant Provincial Curriculum 2015
will be implemented for all program starts after September 1, 2016.