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Continuing Care Assistant - North Battleford-Part-Time

Battlefords Campus
Sep 7th, 2017 - Jun 16th, 2018

Application Fee of $35.00

Demand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, North West College's Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for.

As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

North West College's Continuing Care Assistant program is a one-year certificate program. This part-time program will allow you to work toward your certificate.

The program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

- addressing individual psychosocial needs
- administering personal care
- dementia management strategies
- gerontology (a major area of study)
- long-term care philosophy in different settings
- promoting independence in a safe environment
-working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
-working with people of different cultures

Your clinical work experiences will give you a taste of different work settings. Under the supervision of a buddy or staff member, you’ll work directly with clients in home care, long-term care and acute care settings. It’s a great way to build your skills and your confidence.

All courses are limited to 16 students unless otherwise noted.

** Tuition prices are subject to change without notice.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • English Language Requirement
  • Criminal Record check and vulnerable sector check required before going into clinical settings
  • Current immunization records are required upon acceptance into the program

Special Admissions:

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.

Note:
A criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, and first aid certificate will be required.


Courses

  • SPCR 192 - Personal Competence

    Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

     

    DATES: September 7 - 21, 2017 Tuition/Books: $308.85
    Times:  Thu/Fri   Sep 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Personal Competence Manual $21.63 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Aug 25th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 197 - Helping Skills

    You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients

    DATES: September 22 - 29, 2017 Tuition/Books: $156.04
    Times:  Thu/Fri    Sep 22, 28, 29, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Helping Skills Manual $12.42 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Sep 8th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 180 - Safe Environment

    You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment. You will study fire safety, emergency response and WHMIS.

    DATES: September 30 - October 6, 2017 Tuition/Books:  $158.94
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Oct 5 & 6., 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat September 30, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Safe Environment Manual $15.18 + tax (estimate)       
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Sep 22nd  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 182 - Personal Care 1

    You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, grooming and dressing, oral care, foot and nail care, feeding clients, bowel and bladder care, turning and positioning clients and range of motion exercises.

    DATES: October 12 - 20, 2017 Tuition/Books:  $370.55
    Times: Thu/Fri   Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 2017   9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Personal Care Manual $33.96 + tax (estimate)
    Personal Care (3) Kits $47.52 + tax (estimate)
     
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Sep 29th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 182 - Personal Care 2

    You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body, and how they function efficiently.

    DATES: October 26 - November 10, 2017 Tuition/Books:  $284
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Oct 26, 27, Nov 2, 3, 9, 10, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $11 + tax (estimate)        
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Oct 13th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • ANAT 100 - Body Systems

     

    DATES: November 16 - 25, 2017 Tuition/Books:  $299.67
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Nov 16, 17, 23, 24, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat: Nov 25, 2017  
    Books: Body Systems Manual $13.97 + Tax (estimate)   
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Nov 3rd  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 102 - End of Life Care

    Your studies will cover death and dying in the Canadian context. You will study the basic needs and interventions of the dying client. You will also cover grief, the grieving process and the impact of life threatening illnesses on the family members.

     

    DATES: November 30 - December 8, 2017 Tuition/Books:  $292.97
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Nov 30, Dec 1, 7, 8, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Dec 2, 2017      9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $7.59 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Nov 17th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 101 - Observing, Recording and Reporting

    You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic medical terminology, message communication, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

     

    DATES: December 14, 2017 - January 5, 2018 Tuition/Books:  $470
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Dec. 14, 15, Jan 4, 5, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Observing, Recording Manual $16.65 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Dec 1st  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • DEMC 183 - Dementia Behaviour

    Your studies will address causes, stages and behaviours of dementia, behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimal level of functioning.

     

    DATES: January 6 - 26, 2018 Tuition/Books:  $449.43
    Times:  Thu/Fri      Jan 111, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2018 :00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Jan 6, 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Dementia Behavior Manual $20.41 + tax (estimate)    
      Deadline to pay tuition and books: Dec 21st  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • DEMC 280 - Dementia Family Care

    You will learn how those with dementia are assessed and how to intervene in emergency situations. You will discuss environments and issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on families.

     

    DATES: February 3 - 16, 2018 Tuition/Books:  $297.32
    Times:  Thu/Fri        Feb 8, 9, 15, 16, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Feb 3, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Dementia Family Care Manual $11.73 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Jan 19th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • HUMD 187 - Human Growth & Development

    You will learn the physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of human growth and development from infancy to old age. You will also study the effects of aging on society.

     

    DATES: February 17 - March 8, 2018 Tuition/Books:  $289
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Mar 1, 2, 8, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Feb 17, Mar 3, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $18.85 + tax (estimate)          
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Feb 3rd   

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NUTR 198 - Nutrition

    You will learn normal nutritional requirements based on Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. The course content also includes exploring how to maintain optimal nutritional balance for your clients.

     

    DATES:  March 9 - 22,  2018 Tuition/Books:  $296
    Times:  Thu/Fri        Mar 9, 15, 16, 22, 2018  9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat  Mar 17, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books:  Nutrition Manual $24.66 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Feb 25th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 284 - Special Needs 1

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (i.e. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (i.e. genitourinary and gastro-intestinal).

     

    DATES: March 23 - April 19, 2018 Tuition/Books:  $451.71
    Times:  Thu/Fri       Mar 23, 29, Apr 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat Apr 7, 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books:

    Manual $22.58 + tax (estimate)

     
      Deadline to pay tuition and books: Mar 9th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • COMM 291 - Interpersonal CommunicationSPCR 285 - Special Needs 2

    You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

    DATES: April 20 - May 19,  2018 - afternoons Tuition/Books:  $309.92
    Times:  Thu/Fri  Apr 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2018 - afternoons  1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sat Apr 21, May 5, 29, 2018 - afternoons 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $23.73 + tax (estimate)
    Look text - $127 + tax (estimate)  
     
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Apr 6th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 285 - Special Needs 2

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with infectious diseases, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, alcohol dependency and drug dependency.

    DATES: April 20 - May 19, 2018 - mornings Tuition/Books:  $320
    Times:  Thu/Fri  Apr 20, 26, 27, May 2, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 - mornings 9:00am - noon
    Sat Apr 21, May 5, 19, 2018 - mornings 9:00am - noon
    Books: Manual $19.95 + tax (estimate)  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  Apr 6th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 184 - Post Acute Careng with Special Procedures

    You will acquire the theory and develop the skills needed to help clients meet their needs in the post acute care phase. This may include post surgical clients or clients with recent acute medical conditions.

     

    DATES: May 24 - June 2,  2018 Tuition/Books:  $29
    Times:  Thu/Fri    May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat June 2, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $14.18 + tax (estimate)   
      Surgical asepsis kit $4.88 + tax  
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  May 10th  

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SPCR 103 - Assisting with Special Procedures

    You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn the concepts of delegation, carry out basic measurements, perform simple treatments and be introduced to client assessment. You will also learn the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting clients with medications.

    DATES: June 7 - 16,  2018 Tuition/Books:  $292
    Times:  Thu/Fri  June 7, 8, 14, 15, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat June 16, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Books: Manual $10.79 + tax  (estimate)      
      Deadline to pay tuition and books:  May 24th    

    Delivery Method: Lecture