Education for Health Care Assistants

Are you interested in finding out where you can train to be a Health Care Assistant? The BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry maintains a comprehensive list of every public and private institution in BC that offers a recognized Health Care Assistant program. Classes are subject to availability.

Recognized BC HCA Training Schools & Programs

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Schools & Programs Listed By Region

School City Program Type
Columbia Bible College Abbotsford Health Care Assistant
Discovery Community College Maple Ridge Health Care Assistant
Oscar International College Abbotsford, Chilliwack, 
Maple Ridge
Health Care Assistant
Sprott Shaw College Abbotsford Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant Upgrade (Blended Learning), and
Health Care Assistant Access
(within Post Graduate Certificate
in Nursing Program)
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division British Columbia Health Care Assistant
University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford Health Care Assistant
Vancouver Career College Abbotsford Health Care Assistant
Western Community College Abbotsford Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant + ESL, and
Health Care Assistant – Access

 

School City Program Type
Burnaby Community & Continuing Education Burnaby Health Care Assistant
Canadian Health Care Academy Surrey Health Care Assistant
Capilano University North Vancouver Health Care Assistant
CDI College of Business, Technology & Health Care Richmond, Surrey Health Care Assistant
Collège Éducacentre Vancouver Health Care Assistant in French
Préposé aux soins de santé
Create Career College Surrey Health Care Assistant
Discovery Community College
Surrey Health Care Assistant
Douglas College Coquitlam Health Care Assistant
Drake Medox College Surrey, Vancouver ESL – Health Care Assistant (Combined Delivery),
Health Care Assistant (Combined Delivery),
ESL – Health Care Assistant, and
Health Care Assistant
Gateway College Vancouver Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant – Accelerated,
Health Care Assistant – Access,
Health Care Assistant & Communication Year 2,
Health Care Assistant (Combined Delivery),
Health Care Assistant – Accelerated (Combined Delivery), and
Health Care Assistant – Access (Combined Delivery)
Heritage Community College Surrey Health Care Assistant
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley, Surrey Health Care Assistant
NEC Native Education College Vancouver Health Care Assistant
PACE Canada College Surrey Health Care Assistant, and
Health Care Assistant – ESL
Pacific Coast Community College New Westminster Health Care Assistant
Sprott Shaw College East Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, Vancouver Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant Upgrade (Blended Learning), and
Health Care Assistant Access (within Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Program)
Stenberg College Surrey Health Care Assistant, and
Health Care Assistant – International (formerly Health Care Assistant – ESL)
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division British Columbia Health Care Assistant
Vancouver Career College Burnaby, Coquitlam Health Care Assistant
Vancouver Community College Vancouver Health Care Assistant
Western Community College Surrey Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant + ESL, and
Health Care Assistant – Access
Westminster College Surrey Health Care Assistant

 

School City Program Type
College of the Rockies Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Golden, Invermere Health Care Assistant
First College Kelowna Health Care Assistant
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Merritt Health Care Assistant
Okanagan College Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Vernon Health Care Assistant
Selkirk College Trail Health Care Assistant, Health Care Assistant Access
within Post-Graduate Diploma
in Gerontological Nursing)
Sprott Shaw College Kamloops, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Penticton Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant Upgrade (Blended Learning), and
Health Care Assistant Access (within Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Program)
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops, Williams Lake Health Care Assistant
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division Multiple locations in British Columbia Health Care Assistant
(Combined Delivery)
Vancouver Career College Kelowna Health Care Assistant

 

School City Program Type
Coast Mountain College (formerly Northwest Community College) Terrace, Smithers Health Care Assistant
College of New Caledonia Prince George, Quesnel Health Care Assistant
Northern Lights College Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson Health Care Assistant
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division British Columbia Health Care Assistant

 

School City Program Type
Capilano University Sechelt Health Care Assistant
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division British Columbia Health Care Assistant
Vancouver Island University Powell River Health Care Assistant

 

School City Program Type
Cambria College Victoria Health Care Assistant
Camosun College Victoria Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant – ESL, and
Health Care Assistant – Indigenous
Discovery Community College Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Parksville Health Care Assistant
Excel Career College Courtenay Health Care Assistant
North Island College Courtenay, Port Alberni Health Care Assistant
Sprott Shaw College Nanaimo, Victoria Health Care Assistant,
Health Care Assistant Upgrade (Blended Learning), and
Health Care Assistant Access (within Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Program)
Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division British Columbia Health Care Assistant
(Combined Delivery)
Vancouver Island University Duncan, Nanaimo Health Care Assistant

 

Transitional Education for Health Care Assistants

As part of the registration process with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry, you may be required to take transition courses as part of your registration requirements.

What Makes the Ideal Health Care Assistant?

What makes a great health care assistant? HCAs are people who enjoy the company of other people.

Top Reasons to Consider Training as a Health Care Assistant

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