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Supportive Care Assistant

Kickstart a career in healthcare! This FREE micro-certificate provides an intro to working in the long-term care and home care sector and includes a paid work placement. After graduating, you could receive $5,000 towards completing a Health Care Aide (HCA) certificate.

The six-week online training is divided into learning modules and will prepare you for your role as a supportive care assistant.

Modules include:

  • Professionalism
  • Supportive client-centered care
  • Communication
  • Personal care
  • Infection control & safety

There is also a module related to your work placement that will be completed before, during, and after your placement. Each module will take approximately 20 hours to complete and can be done at your own pace. After completing the required modules, you will be connected to an employer who will provide 280 hours of paid employment over a four-month period.

Once you have successfully completed all the requirements, you will be granted a micro-certificate from the college or institute delivering the program.

Grade 10 English is an admission requirement, see full details for eligibility.

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Cost: Free tuition and paid work experience.

This course is a Colleges & Institutes Canada collaboration project with institutes across Canada. Read more about this initiative.

For more information about this course and to register contact:
Continuing Education in Lac La Biche toll free at 1-888-745-0719 or email Continuing Education

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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