Health Care Assistant - Indigenous
Certificate in Health Care Assistant - Indigenous
(formerly First Nations Home Support/Resident Care Attendant)
Come out, meet your instructors and learn more at an Information Session!
The Health Care Assistant program review has been completed and several changes have been made including program and admission requirements as well as length.
Are you interested in going back to school and pursuing a health career that prepares you to work as a care provider for Aboriginal elders in your community, or with elders in long term care facilities?
The Health Care Assistant - Indigenous(HCA-I) program is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and values necessary to provide care to families and individuals in First Nations and Aboriginal communities. The program will provide opportunities for you to reflect, develop self-awareness and pride as you develop your care giving potential.
Once you graduate, you’ll be qualified to work in any level of continuing care, including adult daycare, personal care, assisted living, home support, complex care, group homes and special care units. You’ll work collaboratively as part of a health care team, functioning under the direction and supervision of an appropriate health care professional.
The 49-week certificate program will run:
We offer this 49-week* certificate program every few years. Our next intake is tentatively planned for 2013 (pending funding). We welcome applicants to consider applying to the regular HCA program.
* Students will be required to participate in practicums that may include day and evening shifts.
Last updated: May 16, 2013 9:44 am