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Government Funded Programs

Western Community College, through community partnerships and the support of the government of British Columbia, has the privilege of providing 100% government-funded education to eligible applicants starting early 2022. These programs are market-driven, demand-oriented, and student-success focused. During each program, students will receive education from Western Community College, essential skills trainings through one of our community partners, and employment support. The programs are designed to provide students with an amazing opportunity to transform their lives through education.

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Specific program information, including eligibility requirements, program start dates, and application links, can be found below.

Skills Training for Employment (STE )Health Care Assistant – Acute Care Training

Western Community College is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its Skills Training for Employment (STE )Health Care Assistant – Acute Care Training.

This 28-week dual credential FREE program is designed for people who want to be certified to work as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) with specialized training in Acute Care.

Graduates from this program can work as Health Care Assistants that provide professional care and supervision in protective and supportive health care environments, for clients/residents who have complex health challenges.

This FREE program is open to Residents of BC, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees with valid open work permits. Eligible participants must be currently unemployed or underemployed with some experience in the sector AND not enrolled in any other funded training program at the same time of the training.

WCC admissions requirements are proof of Grade 12 graduation or mature student status (19 years of age or above), AND Grade 10 English or evidence of meeting requirements for English proficiency through TOEFL, IELTS, CLB along with clear Criminal Record Check.

Seats are limited. Classes are in-person and online Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4pm.

Training Starts April 8, 2024.

Please refer to the attached poster for Program Eligibility and Admission Requirements.

Intake is ongoing. For more information contact Marko Nezhyhai at marko@wcc.ca or call 604-547-2851

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Scan the QR to register. 

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Unit 900 13761 96 Ave,
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