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Health Care Assistant

Promote and Maintain Health with Our Health Care Programs

Health Care Assistants provide the health care industry with its all-important backbone. A Health Care Assistant can work in both health care facilities and residential agencies. In both of these health care roles as a health care assistant, residential care aide, or resident care attendant, whatever the title, you will become an integral part of the group. With the help of our health care programs you’ll learn how to promote and maintain health, safety, independence, comfort, and well-being of individuals and families.

Our Health Care Assistant training will put you through various care aid courses designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes; all tools important in being a professional care aide worker. These tools will then be put to use in a practicum of your choice. Under the direction of health care professionals, graduates will provide care aimed at promoting the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of patients.

In addition to your specific care aide training we will also train you in Basic and Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Training, Violence Prevention Training, Introduction to RAI Observation Tool Training, Acute Care Skills, CPR-C, First Aid, Foodsafe, and WHMIS.

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Sprott Shaw helped me to achieve my goals to become a HCA

"Their courses that they offered are more competitive in the job market, and being in class I found that Sprott Shaw was a great place to learn. Both the instructors as well as the non teaching staff all co-operatively worked together to help me achieve my academic goals. During my time at school, they found me a clinical site to work at where I could further use my hands on learning, and at the end, the place where I did my clinical hired me on! I gained a lot of knowledge from Sprott Shaw and I am a better Heath Care Assistant because of it!"

Stephen N
Health Care Assistant
Surrey Campus

I am grateful to […] Sprott Shaw

"I finally graduated and w/Honours no less. I couldn’t believe it and sometimes still can’t. I am GRATEFUL to some of the women at Sprott Shaw for their constant encouragement even when I came in tears from shear exhaustion and frustration pushing me to keep going and here I am now working where I did my first practicum and very happy indeed! It was a tough slog and it took everything in me to do it…but “I DID IT”! WOOHOO!! Thank you Sprott Shaw and specifically Lois (instructor), Shelley (finance), Aimée (career planning) and Angela (clinical instructor)! Without you gals I would not be where I am today!"

Karen C.
Health Care Assistant Program
Surrey Campus

I feel empowered, confident, and part of something worthwhile and important

"Taking a program in Health Care at Sprott Shaw College not only enabled me to secure a great job after 24 hours of searching; it also helped me realize my potential on a personal level. I feel empowered, confident, and part of something worthwhile and important. Best decision I’ve made!"

Jackie P.
Health Care Assistant Program
Kamloops Campus