FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS HCAUF-CT Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk


  • 1-year certificate
  • Delivered at Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Clinical work experience in Health Care facilities
  • If you have a criminal record, you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry, you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.
  • International Students 
This program is for international students. If you are a domestic student, click here to view the Health Care Aide program.


The Health Care Aide Term helps you develop 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 helping 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 actual practice settings in health care agencies.

The Health Unit Clerk Term helps you acquire the knowledge and skills required to function as part of a health care team. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of a Health Unit Clerk (HUC), including:
  • Maintaining patient and unit records
  • Processing physician orders
  • Processing diagnostic and laboratory orders
  • Managing unit supplies.
This program has work practicum (480 Clinical Hours) as an integral part of the program that provides students with an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom and to expand their knowledge through related work experience. 

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