University of the Fraser Valley

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Home Support/Resident Care

University of the Fraser Valley

Faculty:Health Sciences
Field of Study:Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $2,601
National: $2,601
Careers:Personal Support WorkerVisiting Homemakers


The Home Support/Resident Care Attendant (HS/RCA) program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to function as frontline care providers in long-term care facilities or home-care settings. Graduates are prepared to provide care to older adults experiencing diverse, often complex, but relatively stable, health and illness needs. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to work in any level of institutionalized or home-care service, including adult daycare, assisted living, complex care, and home support.

The program is based on a provincial curriculum and includes classroom and laboratory instruction as well as practicum experience in a variety of settings. This is a full-time program with daily attendance expected. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade11 English 
Applicants must have completed Grade 12. Official Grade 12 transcript required.

* 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 May 26, 2020