Williams Lake Campus
Health Care Assistant
The TRU Health Care Assistant certificate program is designed to develop student knowledge, skills and values necessary to be employed as a caregiver in a variety of settings including residential care facilities, home support agencies and assisted living facilities. Upon graduation, students will be ready to assist patients in meeting their needs.
This limited-seat program is 27 weeks or 745 hours in length. Approximately four months are theory and three months are in a practice setting preparing while functioning under supervision to become a health care assistant. Graduates receive a Health Care Assistant Certificate.
Websites that may assist you:
- BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry
- BC Transfer Guide
- TRU School of Nursing
- Health Sciences Placement Network
Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required documents have been submitted to TRU if requested from other post-secondary institutions and/or agencies by the dates specified. Official transcripts must be issued within two years of application and must be received in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution.
- Grade 11 minimum (or equivalent)
- English 11 73% (B)
- English Language Competency for non-native English speakers
- Volunteering or experience working with the elderly is highly recommended
|HEAL 1000||Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices|
|HEAL 1010||Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice|
|HEAL 1050||Health 1: Interpersonal Communication|
|HEAL 1100||Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice|
|HEAL 1150||Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance|
|HEAL 1200||Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges|
|HEAL 1250||Practice Experience in Home Support and Assisted Living|
|HEAL 1300||Practice Experience in Multi-Level and Complex Care|
|HEAL 1350||Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges|