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Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk (International)

Develop the skills to help to keep our neighbours and communities safe.

Get training in both health care aide and health unit clerk to help others live with dignity and independence.

This program is only available to international students. It is separated into two core parts: Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk.

The Health Care Aide term gives you the knowledge and skills you need to become a health care worker, helping people remain independent while they receive care. Under the supervision of a nurse, you’ll assist hospital patients, personal care home residents and home care clients with their daily activities and physical, emotional and social needs.

The Health Unit Clerk term prepares you with the versatile knowledge and skills required to work as part of a health care team, maintaining patient and unit records, managing unit supplies and processing physician, diagnostic and laboratory orders.

Work practicum is an integral part of this program. These practical, real-world experiences give you the opportunity to test skills, practice theoretical knowledge and expand your network.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Winter
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop your health-care knowledge and practical and interpersonal skills while learning the expectations and responsibilities of a health care aide and a health unit clerk.

TERM 1

In this Health Care Aide term, you will build interpersonal communication skills and explore human growth and development, gerontological care and home care.

TERM 2

In this Health Unit Clerk term, you will learn to process various orders and maintain patient records. You will also complete a clinical practicum.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Hospital settings
  • Extended or long-term care setting
  • Personal care home
  • Community setting 

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Get practical experience working in simulated lab environments.
Learn to communicate professionally with patients and peers in experiential learning labs and real clinical settings.
Learn through experience and collaborate with peers and instructors in state-of-the-art facilities.
Develop modern techniques with industry-standard equipment, making yourself career-ready at graduation.
Build your confidence and learn industry best practices in practical learning labs before applying your skills in a clinical practice course.
Experience an atmosphere of collaborative learning and take advantage of small class sizes to build teamwork skills.

Graduate Success

Our graduates are respected across Manitoba and directly sought out by employers. Grads work in various health-care settings, including personal care homes, hospitals and client homes. Through RRC Polytech, they develop the versatile skills and in-depth knowledge needed to succeed, pursue new opportunities and further specialize their expertise.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

RRC Polytech graduates finish their studies feeling confident and career-ready thanks to caring, experienced instructors focused on student success. RRC Polytech also offers excellent learning resources, including skills labs, library services and various student support services.

100% – CONSIDER PROGRAM UP TO DATE

The Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk (International) program is reviewed by employers, industry contacts and experienced instructors every year, ensuring your skills meet current industry needs and stand up to future change.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our instructors are registered nurses with experience in various health care settings. They regularly update their skills and maintain strong links with health-care organizations and industry partners to ensure your education is practical and aligned with industry needs.

“As a health care aide, I help the residents with their daily living and activities, like cleaning them, bathing them and dressing them. I love it. Helping people, I love to do that.”

Tesfamariam – Health Care Aide
Extendicare

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk (International) student, you are collaborative, empathetic and adept at connecting with clients and coworkers. Through this career, you’ll work with people of all ages, helping them face physical and emotional challenges. In this role, you must be prepared to work evenings and weekends during clinical practicum and throughout your career.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Community-oriented
  • Ethical
  • Patient
  • Results-oriented
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Positive attitude
  • Work ethic

INTERESTS

  • Health care
  • Caring
  • People
  • Communication
  • Practical skills

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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