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Health Care Assistant

Diploma 32 weeks

Health care assistants (HCAs) in British Columbia have an important and unique role within the health care system, supporting patients in a variety of facilities, including retirement homes, hospices, group homes, and long-term care facilities.

Health Care Assistants

If you enjoy being a caregiver and helping people live their best physical, emotional, and psychological lives, CDI College’s Health Care Assistant diploma program is for you.

 

HCAs excel at listening and understanding the needs of their clients, including bathing and hygiene, interacting with family members, and assisting with medications.

Hands-on Health Care Assistant Training

To work as an HCA, you also need to hold occupational health and safety certifications. In the Health Care Assistant courses, you’ll complete Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED, WHMIS, and FOODSAFE Level 1.

 

You’ll also get to test your new skills in two work experience placements – one in assisted living, home support, or a group home, and the other in a complex or multi-level care environment.

 

The Health Care Assistant program delivered by CDI College is recognized by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, and program graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

 

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

 

To be eligible to work as a health care assistant (HCA) in any public health care setting in BC, applicants must be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. If you are planning a career as an HCA through studying an HCA program, it is important for students to complete a recognized HCA program so that you can be registered to work as an HCA in BC. CDI College, as noted above, has a status of full recognition. Visit https://www.cachwr.bc.ca/Home.aspx 

Industry Certified

To be eligible to work as a health care assistant (HCA) in any public health care setting in BC, applicants must be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

 

Upon graduation from the Health Care Assistant diploma program, you will be eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

International Student and English Language Proficiency Requirements

Admission to the CDI College Health Care Assistant program is dependent on producing one of the following test scores prior to signing enrolment contracts and documentation.

 

  Grade 10 English   Proof of Completion

  College courses (minimum two) in English or applied communications (Internationally      educated applicants: must provide evidence of minimum 3 consecutive years of         education in a Canadian institution) 

  Minimum 70% (or ‘C’ grade)
  Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT)
  • Reading comprehension:35/50
  • Spelling: 23/32
  Language Placement Index (LPI)

  Minimum 20 individual scores

  • Sentence Structure
  • English Usage
  • Reading Comprehension
  Essay level 4 (and min. 24/40)
  Accuplacer

  Grade 10 level or higher:

  Recommended Cut Scores*:

  • Reading Comprehension: 60
  • Sentences Skill: 55
  • Writeplacer: 4

  International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  Academic or General Format

  Test dated and taken within last 2 years at time of admission

  6.0 overall

  • Min. 6 speaking, listening
  • Min. 5.5 reading, writing
Each minimum score must be met, not just  the overall score.               

  Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT)

  Test dated and taken within last year

  • Listening: 7
  • Speaking: 7
  • Reading: 6
  • Writing: 6

  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  Internet-based test (iBT)

  Test dated and taken within two years

  76 overall

  • Min. 20 speaking, listening
  • Min. 18 reading, writing

  Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
  (CELPIP) Academic or General Test

  Test dated and taken within last year
  • Listening: 7
  • Speaking: 7
  • Reading: 6
  • Writing: 6

  Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

  (CAEL)

  Test dated and taken within two years

Band 60 overall; with no section less than 50

**In cases where applicants already hold Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses

(CELBAN) results (testing within the last 2 years), the following minimum scores will be accepted: Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 6, Writing 6.**

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  • Richmond, BC
  • Surrey, BC

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