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Health Care Aide

Join the front lines of Manitoba’s health-care system, helping to keep our neighbours and communities safe.

Develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as a health-care worker, helping others live with dignity and independence.

The Health Care Aide program develops the knowledge and skills you need to become a health care aide, helping people remain independent while receiving care and treatment. Under the supervision of a nurse, you will assist hospital patients, personal care home residents or home care clients with their daily activities and physical, emotional and social needs.

  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River Campuses, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus and Winkler Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    20 weeks
  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Locations
    Notre Dame Campus, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River Campuses, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus, Winkler Campus and Online
  • How to Enrol
    Quick registration

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

In this program, you will develop your health-care knowledge and skills while learning the expectations and responsibilities of a health care aide. You will also develop professional interpersonal communications skills and study growth and development, gerontological care and home care.

TERM 1

Build your knowledge through a combination of classroom theory, practical learning in simulated labs and clinical work experience in health care facilities.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

LEARN ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

TAKE CLASSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

QUICKLY REGISTER FOR COURSES

Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Health care aide in a hospital setting 
  • Health care aide in a long-term care setting 
  • Health care aide in a personal care home 
  • Health care aide in a 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.

Gain employer-sought skills working in simulated lab environments.
Learn to communicate professionally with patients and peers in practical learning labs and real clinical settings.
Learn through experience and work with peers and instructors in state-of-the-art facilities.
Develop modern techniques with industry-standard equipment, making you career-ready at graduation.
Build your confidence and learn industry best practices in experiential 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

RRC Polytech’s Health Care Aide graduates are respected across Canada and directly sought out by employers. Grads work in various health-care settings, including personal care homes, hospitals and client homes.

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.

95% – NEW GRADS HIRED

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.

$35K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

The Health Care Aide 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.

99% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

Our instructors are registered nurses with experience in various health care settings who regularly update their skills. Their expertise is matched by a positive attitude and excellent teaching skills.

“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 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
  • Empathetic
  • Ethical
  • Level-headed
  • Patient

SKILLS

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

INTERESTS

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

All the Information You Need

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

DATES AND FEES

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LIST OF COURSES

Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Quickly gain the skills you need to stay ahead of evolving industries and reach potential employers. Register today and take advantage of a flexible, part-time education designed to boost your potential and help you achieve your career goals.

FINANCIAL AID

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and bursaries to help tackle your financial needs.

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