- Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
- Admissions interview
- Successful mathematics and language entrance assessments (a minimum score of 22/40 in language and a minimum composite score of 42/80)
Proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements:
- English 10 or equivalent with a grade of C (for native speakers of English) or Sprott Shaw College Communication for Healthcare with a grade of 76%
- Standardized English language test score (for non-native speakers of English)
- For further information on English requirements, see your Career Advisor
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): test must be within the last two years, IBT only – Overall score of 76 with no score lower than 20 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 18 in Reading and Writing
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic or General — test must be within the last two years: Overall score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in Speaking and Listening and no score lower than 5.5 in Reading and Writing
- Applicants for this program must also have excellent communication skills (composition);
- Obtain a satisfactory certificate of health from a physician with a Physician’s Waiver;
- Submit a criminal record check (must be Public Safety & Solicitor General Schedule B);
- Provide evidence of clear TB testing prior to acceptance (all must be done no more than three months before the start of the program); and
- Provide evidence of up-to-date Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Chicken Pox, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Influenza and others as required by clinical sites).
- 70% average upon successful completion of all courses
CPR, First Aid, RAI, Crisis Prevention, FoodSafe and WHMIS will be completed during the program.
Supervised clinical training may include any shifts other than day shift (i.e. evenings– 3 to 11 pm or nights– 11 pm to 7 am and possibly weekends).
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical training sites.
Clinical training is conducted in shifts of a minimum of 7.5 hours per day up to 12 hours per day for a total of 150 hours or 2 weeks at each clinical training.
Placement sites are subject to availability. Clinical sites may require more current CRC and TB testing (to be done at student’s expense)
Food Safe, Standard First Aid, CPR-C and introduction to WHMIS must be completed prior to going out on Clinical.
Where are our graduates working?
Sprott Shaw College graduates are working across the province in all Health Authorities including Fraser Health, Island Health, Northern and Interior Health Authorities. We have graduates working in complex care facilities operated by the health authorities and privately managed care facilities. We also have graduates working in the largest private nursing care companies in BC like Nurse Next Door, Bayshore Home Health and Retirement Concepts. If for any reason, you need assistance finding employment after graduation, we offer Employment Services for life at each of our 16 campuses.
This program includes the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© Seminar using the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. curriculum and certified training. All students will be able to take the exam to become Blue Card™ endorsed.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM!
* Health Care Assistant Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.