"CDI College gave me a better chance to provide for my family. " Josh C., CDI College Graduate
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 long-term 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 succeed.
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.
- Long-term Care Aide
- Home Health Care Worker
- Residential Care Attendant
- Health Care Assistant
- Nursing Aide