International Students – Continuing Care Assistant

The Continuing Care Assistant program is full for international students in Weyburn and Estevan. Applied applicants are automatically added to the waitlist and will be considered when there are additional seats available. More intakes in 2025 will be announced soon.

Location
Whitewood
Dates
Whitewood: September 3, 2024 – May 2, 2025
Length of Program
32 weeks
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Tuition and Mandatory Fees: $17,500
Materials: $1,300
*Tuition and mandatory fees are subject to change without notice.

Program Overview

Demand for health-care workers continues to be high, and that includes demand for Continuing Care Assistant. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, the CCA program might be just what you are looking for.

As a CCA, you’ll work directly with clients in long term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals and medication monitoring.

Is this program a fit for you? Continuing Care Assistants have been called “the eyes and ears of the frail and vulnerable.” You need to be a caring, patient person with an upbeat attitude and good people skills. Your most important asset is simply a desire to improve the quality of life for others.

The Continuing Care Assistant Program provides the knowledge and skills you need to move into this rewarding field. It is a 32-week certificate program that combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. Practicums provide direct experience in home care, long-term care, special care and acute care settings.

You will build knowledge and skills related to:

  • application of longer-term care philosophy in different settings
  • addressing individual psychosocial needs
  • dementia management strategies
  • gerontology (a major area of study)
  • administering personal care
  • promoting independence in a safe environment
  • working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
  • working with people of different cultures

Courses

ANAT 100 Body Systems CLIN 219 Clinical 2 Special Care
CLIN 100 Clinical 1 – Special Care SPCR 101 Observing, Reporting and Recording
COMM 291 Interpersonal Communications COMM 197 Helping Skills
DEMC 100 Dementia Care SPCR 107 Community Care
SFTY 194 Professional Assault Response Training HUMD 187 Human Growth and Development
SPCR 100 Transferring Lifting Repositioning SPCR 102 End of Life Care
SOCI 171 Culture and Diversity in Canadian Society SPCR 108 Special Procedures
SPCR 104 Personal Care 1 SPCR 284 Special Needs 1
SRCR 105 Personal Care 2 SPCR 285 Special Needs 2
SPCR 106 Introduction to Caregiving
SPCR 192 Personal Competence

NOTE:

  • Clinical placements for the Continuing Care Assistant program may take place outside of the city/town where your program takes place. 
  • Students that miss mandatory labs and/or clinical placements due to any reason other than illness, will be subject to retake applicable labs/clinicals at their own cost to be eligible for course completion/graduation; the cost will be determined by the program coordinator.

Southeast College continues to offer many of its programs in a blended delivery format (a complimentary mix of both virtual and in class instruction). Students will need to have access to a computer and internet.  Please contact us at 1-866-999-7372 for more information.

Your Career

Continuing Care Assistant graduates enjoy high employment rates. You’ll work as part of a health care team under supervision of registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses or licensed practical nurses.

Average provincial wages in Saskatchewan range from $27,100 – $52,000.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or successful completion of fifteen (15) post-secondary credits from a recognized institution or ACCUPLACER
  • English Language Requirement
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C/AED is required prior to the start of the program and must be current to the year of the program

Note:

  • Applicants should have personal and physical suitability.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering the clinical component of the program. At the discretion of the clinical agency, you may be declined access to a clinical placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and the Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide current immunization records.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing prior to entry into the clinical practicum. The cost of N95 respirator mask testing is your responsibility.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility

*In order to ensure prompt acceptance into our program, applicants should make every effort to ensure that applicable transcripts have been received by our Registrar’s office within 5-7 business days of program application

How to Contact a Southeast College Student Advisor

Students who require additional assistance or require more information are encouraged to make an appointment with their closest available Student Services Advisor. Appointments can be made online at: www.southeastcollege.org/students/student-advisor-online-booking/ or by calling toll free 1-866-999-7372

Note: Program and location are subject to change without notice

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