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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Health Care Assistant Certificate
Williams Lake Campus


Learn to provide hands-on care to older adults using a person-centred approach and to practice ethically in a responsible and accountable manner using caring and respectful communication. You will think critically and creatively to meet the needs of people you care for and to work effectively as a team member.

Paid work and training: The Health Care Access Program pays for your education while helping place you in a job.


There is an ever increasing need for health care assistants to help older adults in residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and in clients' private homes.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 11 minimum (Grade 12 preferred), or equivalent
  • One of: Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11, EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11, EFP Literary Studies and Spoken Language 11 with a minimum B (or equivalent)
  • English language competency for non-native English speakers (BC Health Care Assistant Programs - minimum English language competency requirements)

Next Steps

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Do you have questions about this program?

Contact the Williams Lake Campus
Phone: 1-800-663-4936

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