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Health Care Assistant - Certificate (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$2,574.99
Tuition: $2,164.59
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:62.10
Bus Pass Fee:88.80
Health and Dental Fee:229.50
Total Fees:$410.40

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The Health Care Assistant Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care providers and be a respected member of the health care team in both community and facility settings.

Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centred care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being of clients/residents.

Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Health Care Assistant certificate. The graduates are prepared to work in many settings including home support, assisted living, long term care, complex care, special care units, other home and community care settings and acute care.

Admission Requirements


Grade 10 with a minimum grade of 60% in English 10 and Math 10, or Adult Basic Education Intermediate level certificate with a minimum grade of 60% in English 70 and Math 70 or an assessment to an acceptable level.

For applicants whose first language is not English - Standardized English language proficiency testing is required. Assessment to an acceptable level to determine eligibility. Please refer to the Care Aid and Community Health Worker Registry at http://www.cachwr.bc.ca for current English competency requirements.


  • St. John Ambulance Standard first aid with CPR-C or a combination of CPR Level C and OFA Level 1 certificate
  • Foodsafe Level 1 certificate
  • Criminal record check from the Ministry of Justice, including clearance to work with vulnerable adults.
  • Current immunizations and TB testing
  • Must be physically and psychologically able to complete program activities with appropriate accommodation for disability as evidenced by a signed COTR medical self-disclosure form

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: Health Care Assistant - Certificate



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