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Health Care Assistant (HCAP) Program

If you are applying for the Spring 2020 intake, the program will consider your application in accordance with the upcoming admission requirement changes for Fall 2020 (see below).

The following changes will be applicable to students applying for the Fall 2020 intake:

  • The requirement of a passing grade in BC English 11 or BC Communications 12 (or equivalent);
  • The information session will be optional

Beginning Fall 2019, classes will be offered at both Langley and Surrey campuses as a pilot for the September 2019 intake.

Beginning Fall 2019, Health Foundations students entering the Health Care Assistant program will be given credit for HCAP 1121 with the completion of HEAL 1100, and HCAP 1130 with the completion of HEAL 1150.

The Program

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program is a full time certificate program. The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to function as caregivers in a variety of healthcare settings.

Program courses and labs are enhanced by practice experiences in community, complex care and home support facilities. During the final practicum component of the program, there is a distinct clinical opportunity to work an gain experience in an acute care setting. Students will be prepared to meet the care needs of adults who may be experiencing diverse and often complex health and illnesses.

Upon graduation, students will be eligible to register with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry.

Register for a mandatory Health Care Assistant (HCAP) Program Information Session