A free Health Care Assistant Program is open to residents in Burns Lake.
As a student in the Discovery Community College Health Care Assistant Diploma program, you’ll learn in a real-world environment by training on-site at residential care facilities.
Paired with small class sizes, this learn-by-doing process ensures that graduates are competent and confident with their knowledge base and clinical skills.
You’ll be prepared to work in any level of continuing care, including Home Support, Special Care Units, Assisted Living, Complex Care and Acute Care.
Your passion in helping others, paired with the hands-on training from Discovery Community College, will prepare you for a rewarding career as a Health Care Assistant in less than 10 months.
You can also take advantage of a Community Workforce Response Grant offering full tuition funding for eligible residents in British Columbia who are either unemployed or in precarious work.
It’s projected that there will be more job openings in the field of Health Care Assistants than there will be trained professionals to fill those jobs. That makes now an exciting time for new professionals receiving their training and entering this booming field.
The program starts Oct. 26 and includes a 38-week diploma with a six-week preceptorship, and includes specialized certification in:
- Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum
- Palliative care
- Standard First Aid with CPR/ AED
- Dementia care
- Muscular skeletal injury prevention
- Food Safe
See if Discovery Community College is the right fit for you. Learn more by calling at
Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.