Curriculum Guideline

Health Care Assistant

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTHCA
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Care Support Work
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Health Care Asst Certificate
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201220
End Term
201520
Credential
Certificate in Health Care Assistant
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
34.50
Admissions Requirements

General College Admission Requirements, excluding Language Proficiency Requirement

FoodSafe Level 1

Academic Requirements:

  • English 11 with a minimum grade of “C” or Douglas College acceptable exemptions*.
  • All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions must be submitted with the application.

*Acceptable exemptions: EN 12 "P", EN LIT 12 "P", TPC 12 "P", COMM 12 "C".

Health Requirements:

  • Complete an Informed Medical Suitability Declaration (to be completed on Douglas College Form).

Upon Offer:

  • Submit proof of negative TB skin test or chest X-ray, taken no more than three months before the date of application. This may need to be repeated if student was tested more than six months prior to the first clinical experience, or as required by Health Regions. 
  • Submit a current record of immunity or immunization for Hepatitis B.

*Updated immunizations are strongly recommended. 

Criminal Record Check: Specific instructions will be provided by the program Admissions Officer. 

Other:

We strongly recommend you attend an information session.
A personal interview with the Program Coordinator may be requested.

Curriculum Framework

Semester I

CourseTitleCredits
HCSW 1101Concepts for Practice3
HCSW 1102Lifestyle and Introduction to Practice3
HCSW 1103Interpersonal Communication3
HCSW 1104Health Challenges 13
HCSW 1105Applied Practice Experiences 16

 

Semester II

CourseTitleCredits
HCSW 1106Health Challenges 23
HCSW 1107Cognitive and Mental Health Challenges3
HCSW 1108Applied Practice Experiences 26.75
HCSW 1109Applied Practice Experiences 33.75