Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistant program is designed to help students graduate from high school while also attaining certification as a Health Care Assistant. Learned skills are applied in the community through care and assisted living facilities and private homes. This program is designed to train the health care worker to assist the older adult in meeting their basic physical, emotional, environmental, and social needs. Students learn to provide practical assistance and help maintain the client's maximum independence within their ability.

  • Students will earn 32 credits after successful completion of the program. Approximately four credits per month for the duration of the course will be applied towards their high school graduation
  • These courses will be recorded on the student’s transcript as grade 12 elective courses
  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a Health Care Assistant Certificate

Who Attends: Any district student who meets the criteria listed in the TRU Start application and has the recommendation of their school

Date: Students attend in their grade 12 year

Location:  Thompson Rivers University

Fee: TRU Registration fee $31.64 to be included with submission of completed application (Cheques payable to "SD73")

*Tuition is paid by the School District, all ancillary fees are the responsibility of the student.  Please see application for estimated costs.*

Application Due Date: February 17, 2023

Application: TRU Start - Health Care Assistant Application Fall 2023 (Please print ONE-SIDED)

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