NCAS Preparation for HCA

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Program Overview

NCAS Preparation for HCA Course is a preparatory course for individuals who wish to prepare their knowledge and skills in the field of health care. This course helps students prepare for the B.C Health Care Assistant competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners.

Want to work in Community Services, Health Care services or Community Health services in Canada? This course will help you prepare your knowledge and skills for B.C Health Care Assistant competency assessment.

Job Opportunities

After successful completion of this course and NCAS assessment, the students from this program will be able to work in Community Services or Health Care services, Community Health services.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Successfully completed health care related certificate/diploma/degrees from recognized educational institution (Mandatory).
  • Have a Proof of English Language Skills according to Internationally Educated Health Care Professionals (IEHP) standards (Advisory).
  • Obtained current International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) or WES Comprehensive Evaluation Report (Advisory).

Program Duration

72 hours (Two Weeks Full time / Four weeks part time)

Course Outline

Module Course Content
Module 1
  1. Introduction to Canadian Health Care
  2. Care Culture in Canada
  3. Care Assistants’ Role and Responsibilities
  4. and Ethical Parameters of the HCA
  5. Care (Lab)
Module 2
  1. Concepts for Practice
  2. Basic Human Needs and Human Development
  3. Problem Solving and Creative Thinking
  4. Role of Family, Culture, Diversity and Life Experience
Module 3
  1. Health and Determinants of Health
  2. Structure and Function of the Human Body
  3. Common Health Challenges
  4. Developmental Disabilities
Module 4
  1. Introduction to Plan of Care
  2. Interpersonal Communication
  3. Palliative Care (Lab)
  4. Cognitive and Mental Health Care including Demential and Delirium Care (Lab)
Module 5
  1. Written Documentation – Electronic/ Paper Client Chart and Emails
  2. Verbal Communication- Telephone and In-person Communication
  3. Computer Skills in accordance with Workplace Standards
  4. Health Care Terminology and Abbreviations
  5. Violence Prevention
Module 6
  1. Team Work, Delegation
  2. Nutrition
  3. Physical and Emotional Safety (Lab)
  4. Abuse
Module 7
  1. Responsibility, Accountability and Ethical Behavior
  2. NCAS CBA Assessment Preparation
Module 8
  1. SLA Assessment Preparation
  2. Oral Assessment Preparation
Module 9
  1. Comprehensive Assessment Preparation

Fee Structure

# PARTICULARS FEE
1 Registration Fee $250
2 Tuition Fee $700
Total $950

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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