Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Health Care Assistant Program

TRU Health Care Assistance Program

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 superivsion to become a health care assistant. Graduates receive a Health Care Assistant Certificate.

Next Intakes

  • September 2019
  • February 2020

Contact information to assist you

Admissions Office


TRU Academic Advising 250-392-8000
TRU Financial Aid & Awards 250-828-5024
TRU Campus Cashier 250-392-8030


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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.

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