Health Care Assistant Program

The Faculty and Staff would like welcome you to Healthcare. In today's society, we are facing an ever increasing need for Health Care Assistants, so we hope you will consider this rewarding career. The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program will teach you the skills you need to help older adults in residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and in clients' private homes. This is a career that is both challenging and rewarding.

During the HCA program, you learn to provide care to older adults using a person centered approach. You learn to practice ethically in a responsible and accountable manner using caring and respectful communication skills. You will think critically and creatively to meet the varying needs of clients and work effectively as a team member.

What makes TRU HCA program a different kind of learning experience?

  • Focused on student success
  • Full use of the TRU Nursing Lab
  • Close ties to the health care industry
  • TRU graduates are well respected by employers
  • Access to student loans and bursaries
  • Experienced and caring faculty
Program options
Health Care Assistant Certificate Kamloops Campus September and January intakes
Health Care Assistant Certificate Williams Lake Campus Every second year
Health Care Assistant Certificate Distance - Open Learning Continuous Intake