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Health Care Aide Bridge Program

​​​Become a Certified Health Care Aide in 16 weeks through St.James-Assiniboia Continuing Education's Health Care Aide Bridge Program.

Start Date /End Date

Program will commence June 12​, 2023 and completed by September 18, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. ​Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. ​Completion of Grade 12.
  3. English language competency requirement Level 6 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Level 7 CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark).​
  4. ​Successful completion of 7-day Health Care Support Worker micro-credential from Assiniboia Community College, Red River Polytech or University College of the North.
  5. Worked as an uncertified Health​ Care Aide​​ (UHCA) for a minimum of 300 hours paid work experience in the past 12 months.​​

Tuition includes the textbook and supporting materials and one uniform.

Topics Covered:

  • ​Health Care System & Role of the HCA
  • Communication & Interpersonal Relationships
  • Safety in Acute, Long-Term and Community Settings
  • The Life Cycle 
  • Gerontology
  • Caring for Clients in the Community
  • Caring for Clients in Long-Term Care
  • Body Structure and Functions
  • Activities of Daily Living 
  • Practicum
  • CPR
  • Food Safe
  • ​​Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 

Textbooks: Sorrentino, Sheila. "Mosby's Canadian Textbook for Support Workers"

Program delivery

A blended learning experience with combination of Online learning, in-person classes and skills labs and a two-week practicum.

Contact Us

2574 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0H8 204-888-7951 204-831-0859
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.