Comprehensive Health Care Aide | Assiniboine Community College
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Comprehensive Health Care Aide

Duration/Start: 6 months / September

Credential: Certificate

Register for a free upcoming information session to learn more about this program and career opportunities.

If you’re driven to make a lasting difference in people’s lives, Assiniboine’s 24-week Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) program prepares you for a challenging and fulfilling career in health care. If you have compassion and respect for people of all ages and cultures, then being a health care aide will be a rewarding choice. 

Typical tasks in this field include dressing or assisting with hygienic needs, serving meals and feeding clients, lifting, moving, or assisting patients in walking, and observing and reporting patient conditions.  

If you are already employed as a health care aide and can successfully complete Assiniboine's challenge process, you have the opportunity to obtain a CHCA program certificate.

Please use a CHCA Program Application Checklist to help you submit a complete application for this program.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 6 months / September

Credential Certificate

Credits 33.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus
Distance Education



Why choose CHCA?

Support people who require help with their own care and who may have trouble with mobility, feeding
and communication, as well as other needs. Be jobready through diverse practicum placements and hands on experience.

The Comprehensive Health Care Aide program will give you opportunities to practice in a wide variety of health
care settings. Your education will emphasize skills that future employers are looking for, including assisting with
activities of daily living, meal and mobility assistance, and observation and reporting of patient conditions.

Upon graduation, you will be an important part of a health care team. You will provide much-needed
personal support and services to the sick, disabled, elderly and chronically ill.
Rewarding career opportunities

A certificate as a Comprehensive Health Care Aide can open the door to jobs for you in hospitals, personal
care homes, acute and extended care, doctor’s offices, private care facilities, mental health settings and home
care. Once you graduate, you are also eligible for a block credit transfer that’s worth 15 academic credits towards
Assiniboine’s Practical Nursing program.

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