Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

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Health Care Assistant Upgrade

Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Development
Field of Study:Health Aide
Length:12 Week(s)


This program prepares individuals with previous health care assistant education and experience for practice in BC. It is designed to address individual needs as identified through the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) HCA Competency Assessment. It enables individuals to review and enhance previously acquired knowledge and upgrade their skills to meet practice requirements so that they may become registered as HCAs in BC with BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    n addition to meeting the Minimum English Competency Requirements for BC Health Care Assistant Programs, the following program admission requirements apply:

    Proof of meeting English Language Competency Requirements:
    English 10 or equivalent with a grade of C (for native speakers of English) or Sprott Shaw College Communication for Healthcare Course with a grade of 76%
    Standardized English language test score (for non-native speakers of English)
    For further information on English requirements, see your Career Advisor
    A referral from the BC Care Aide Registry will not be required from program applicants who already hold current HCA registration in BC. For those who do not hold a current HCA registration in BC, a referral from the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry will be required
    Application Notes : Applicants for this program must also have excellent communication skills (composition), sign a criminal/medical waiver, obtain a satisfactory certificate of health from a physician, submit a criminal record search, and provide evidence of clear TB testing prior to acceptance. All must be done no more than 3 months before the start date of the program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2019