Develop the skills and knowledge to succeed as a health care worker.
This program develops the knowledge and skills you need to become a health care worker who, under the supervision of a nurse, assists hospital patients, personal care home residents or home care clients. Health care aides help people to remain independent by assisting them with their physical, emotional and social needs, and their daily activities.
You will learn about the expectations and responsibilities of the role, and you will study related topics, including interpersonal communications, growth and development, gerontological care, and home care.
You will have opportunities to gain experience in simulated laboratory settings at the College, and in actual practice settings in health care agencies.
The 20-week Health Care Aide certificate program is delivered at five different campuses and involves clinical work experience in various health care facilities.