HEACP-CT Health Care Aide


  • Certificate program
  • 240-hour (six-week) clinical practicum
  • Available by distance delivery; some courses available by classroom delivery
  • Full-time available

This program develops the knowledge and skills you need to become a health care worker who, under the supervision of a nurse, assists hospital patients, personal care home residents, or home care clients. Health care aides help people to remain independent by assisting them with their physical, emotional, and social needs and their daily activities.
You will learn about the expectations and responsibilities of the role and the knowledge and skills required to be a health care aide. You will study related topics including interpersonal communications, growth and development, gerontological care, and home care.

You will have opportunities to gain experience in simulated laboratory settings at the College and in actual practice settings in health care agencies.

You must complete the program within 36 months.

You must attend a Personal Health Information Act session prior to registering for the Health Care Aide Clinical Experience. Please bring your Red River College student ID card to the session.

2019-2020 Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) Session(s):

Date: Monday August 26, 2019
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: E-101, Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg

Date: Monday March 9, 2020
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: E-101, Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg

Note: Clinical practicums placements can not be guaranteed as spaces are limited and available on a fluctuating basis. There may be a waiting period for practicum registrations and placements.

Immunizations and Testing

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