August 30, 2016: Health Care Assistant program information session, Sept. 14

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University will host a Health Care Assistant program information session in Squamish on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

      With 92 per cent of Health Care Assistant program graduates employed in the field of their choosing and significant job opportunities in Squamish, those interested should attend to learn about:

        •  the role of and work settings for health care assistants;
        •  the theoretical courses that are part of the University’s program;
        •  the lab and clinical practicum courses;
        •  the cost of program and available financial support, and
        •  the admission requirements and process.

      Carol Tanner, coordinator of the Health Care Assistant Certificate program, will lead the session alongside Nadja Neubauer, one of the instructors.

      The Health Care Assistant program runs in North Vancouver, however, if sufficient numbers of students from Squamish enrol, the University could offer clinical practicums in that community. The next intake for the Health Care Assistant program is January 2017.


      Health Care Assistant certificate information session


      Wednesday, September 14, 2016
      4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


      The Tantalus Room
      Brennan Park Community Centre
      1009 Centennial Way

      Health Care Assistants help people live more safely and comfortably, and as the population ages, the demand for qualified assistants will continue to increase.

      About Capilano University
      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,600 students each year, 8,300 in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil’wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations.

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119