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The Health Care Assistant program delivered by Capilano University has been granted a full, five-year recognition status by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. Graduates of the HCA program delivered by Capilano University are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
The HCA program combines theory courses, lab skills and clinical practicums in actual health care settings. During the 7 month certificate program, you will learn to provide personal care to clients and residents in complex care, specialized dementia care and in the community. Our new curriculum, to be introduced in September 2016, will include content that will prepare our graduates for work in selected acute care areas as well!
All courses are taught by experienced health professionals who make the theory come alive as they share their stories about clinical practice. Get to know
our team of qualified instructors.
Small classes of 20 students provide an opportunity for students to make life-long friendships and to have meaningful relations with their instructors. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of Health Care Assistant grads report satisfaction with their education at Capilano University.* Read what our
students and graduates are saying about the HCA program.
Capilano University Health Care Assistant grads get jobs! In fact, 92% of our grads are employed in the field of their choosing.* Our clinical partners are keen to hire our graduates and job offers are plentiful as soon as the program ends. As the population ages, the demand for qualified HCAs will continue to increase so the long-term outlook for employment is excellent. Our recent grads are employed at: Evergreen House, Kiwanis Care Centre, Cedarview Lodge, North Shore Home Support, Hilltop House, Howe Sound Home Support, Totem Hall, Shorncliffe Intermediate Care, Christenson Village, Proof of Care, Living Well, Shannon Falls Retirement Residence, the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living and others. Read what
employers are saying.
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Capilano HCA graduates who wish to continue their studies in nursing are eligible for the Access to Practical Nursing program.
*B.C. Student Outcomes Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Survey
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