As a Health Care Assistant, you provide support to elderly individuals and help them maintain a level of independence while easing their pain and improving their quality of life. Graduates are prepared to work in Extended and Intermediate Care Facilities, Home Support Agencies, Adult Day Care, and Assisted Living residences. While the majority of program graduates provide care for seniors, our program prepares you to care for adults with a wide variety of chronic health conditions.
Stenberg’s Health Care Assistant – International Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line caregivers, and respected members of the healthcare team, in both community and facility settings. Students complete 3 months of English language studies (ELS100) prior to beginning the provincial Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program. Students then take English language studies (ELS200) on an ongoing basis throughout the program to continue improving their speaking and listening skills.
Prior to Health Care Assistant – International Program Admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the program. Upon enrolment, students will be informed of next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
Please note: A valid driver’s license and access to personal transport is recommended for HCA190: Home Support / Assisted Living Practicum. Students who are not able to provide their own transport may have difficulty meeting the requirements of this component.
NB: Additional criteria may be required to fulfill industry guidelines; students will be informed in advance of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for placements.
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.