Health Care Assistant – Introduction to Practice

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Program Overview

Health Care Assistant – Introduction to Practice program helps health care professions from other countries or HCA graduates from outside of BC gang insights to British Columbia’s health care system. Students will be introduced to the healthcare team and the roles and functions of the HCA in British Columbia.

Health Care Assistant – Introduction to Practice program helps health care professions from other countries or HCA graduates from outside of BC an insight to British Columbia health care system.

Job Opportunities

  • Hospital wards
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Extended Care Facilities
  • Adult Day
  • Respite Care and
  • Home Support

Wages

Earn up to $25.00* per hour as a Health Care Assistant
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP), including Nurses from other countries OR Graduate of a HCA program within Canada, excluding British Columbia.

Program Duration

30 Hours

Fee Structure

$500.00

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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.

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Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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