Diploma in Health Care Assistant
Program ID: 947
The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients.
The program teaches students the fundamental medical knowledge they will need to succeed in this industry, including medical terminology, physiology, chronic conditions. Students learn to monitor patient health, keep patient records, and create a support network for a special needs patient and his or her family.
Students in this program complete two clinical care supervised practicum placements in order to put their skills into practice. Graduates receive several certifications in addition to the Health Care Assistant Diploma, including certifications in Assisting with Medications in Assisted Living, Violence Prevention for Provincial Health Workers, FOODSAFE Level 1, CPR “C” and AED, Mental Health First Aid Basic, WHMIS, and more.
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When you enroll in a career diploma program at Vancouver Career College, you are taking the first step toward professional development and success. Our curriculum has been developed based on input from professionals in the areas of business, education, healthcare, art and design, legal studies and trades. Their input ensures that our learning outcomes match current industry demands and that our graduates enter the workforce with the required skills to excel in their chosen career fields.