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St. James-Assiniboia School Division
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Health Care Aide Bridge Program

Health Care Aide Bridge Program

‚ÄčBecome 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 August 8, 2022 and completed by December 16, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. ‚ÄčMust be 19 years of age or older.
  2. ‚ÄčCompletion of Grade 12.
  3. English language competency requirement Level 6 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Level 7 CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark).‚Äč
  4. ‚ÄčSuccessful 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‚Äč Care Aide‚Äč‚Äč (UHCA) for a minimum of 1200 hours paid work experience in the past 24 months.‚Äč‚Äč

‚ÄčProgram delivery

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

Topics Covered:

  • ‚ÄčHealth 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
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčNon-Violent Crisis Intervention 

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

*Pass mark of 75% must be attained on all tests, quizzes and final exam*


$3,500 (includes Textbooks, CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention & Food Safe Handling).

Tuition assistance ‚Äč‚Äčavailable through ‚ÄčAdvanced Education, Skills and Immigration‚Äč