Continuing Care Assistant - Part-Time

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 in special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobiliity, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

Continuing Care Assistant is a one year certificate program that 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 case 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 experience 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.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS & ITEMS

CLASS DESCRIPTION PRICE (Estimate) TAX
Used Throughout Program The Canadian Personal Care Provider plus
Companion Website and Student Workbook
$120.30 GST
Used Throughout Program Transfer Belt 9.20 GST & PST
       
SPCR 182 Personal Hygiene Kit 9.20 GST & PST
SPCR 182 Ostomy Kit 10.00 GST & PST
SPCR 182 Bowel & Bladder Kit 3.25 GST & PST
  All courses are limited to 16 students unless otherwise noted.
   

Admission Requirements

  • English Language Requirement  
  • Grade 12

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.

 

Courses

Code Name
  • ANAT 100 Body Systems

    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.

    ANAT 100

    Body Systems

     30 Hours

    Dates:

    September 10th - October 15th, 2018

     Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

     9:00-4:00pm

    Books:

     

  • 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.

    HUMD 187

    Human Growth & Development

    30 Hours

    Dates:

    October 22nd - November 26th, 2018

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

    Books:

     

  • COMM 197 Helping Skills

    You will apply communication skills to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients, their families, significant others, other health care staff, as well as various other professionals.

    COMM 197

    Helping Skills

    15Hours

    Dates:

    December 4th - 17th, 2018

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

     

    Note: COMM 291 is a prerequisite

  • 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.

    NUTR 198

    Nutrition

    30 Hours

    Dates:

    January 7th - February 4th, 2019

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

    Books:

     

  • 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.

    SPCR 180

    Safe Environment

    15 Hours

    Dates:

    February 11th - 15th, 2019

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Monday

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

    Books:

     

     

  • SPCR 284 Special Needs I

    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).

    SPCR 284

    Special Needs I

    45 Hours

    Dates:

    March 4th - April 29th, 2019

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

    Books:

     

     

     

  • DEMC 183 Dementia Behaviour

    You will study the types, behaviours and progression of dementia. Behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimum levels of functioning will be learned. 

    DEMC 183

    Dementia Behaviour

    45 Hours

    Dates:

    April 29th - June 24th, 2019

    Tuition: TBD

    Times:

    Mondays

    9:00 – 4:00 pm

    Books:

     

     

     

     

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