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Health Care Assistant Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    October, January, April, July
  • Campuses
    Kitimat

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    Prince Rupert

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    City of Prince Rupert
    Smithers

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    Town of Smithers
    Terrace

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    City of Terrace
  • Length
    29 Weeks (full-time; 26 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $3,000 Total (domestic students); $10,650 Total (international students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,400 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out CMTN's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: No Charge

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. One of:

  • Grade 12 graduation
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years of age)
  • dual credit student 

2. A complete English Competency Self-Declaration Form 

3. English (for applicants whose English as a first language)

One of:

  • English Studies 11
  • English First Peoples 11
  • ENGL 040
  • Accuplacer = Grade 11 level cut score, with Reading 236; Writing 234; Writeplacer 4 (written within the last 2 years)
  • Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) = Reading Comprehension = 35/50; Spelling 23/32
  • Language Placement Index (LPI) = 20/40 total; with Essay Level of 4; essay score of 24/40
  • equivalent

Non-Academic

1. After acceptance into the program, the following will be required for practice education experience:

  • a current Foodsafe level 1 certificate
  • CPR Level C Certificate (completed within 12 months before admission) 
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Current immunizations* (diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, influenza, and negative TB skin test or chest x-ray)
  • One of the following First Aid courses (completed within 12 months before admission):
    • Standard First-Aid
    • Emergency First Aid – Community Care
    • Emergency First Aid for Industry
    • WorkSafe BC OFA Level 1

Note(*): failure to meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences. 

Admission Advice 

1. If you have less than seven years of education in an English-speaking environment and/or less than four consecutive years of education in an English-speaking environment at the secondary or post-secondary level, you will be required to meet one of the following standardized English language proficiency tests as set by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry:

  • TOEFL (IBT only, completed within the last two years) = at least 76 overall score, with at least 20 in Speaking and Listening, and 18 in Reading and Writing 
  • IELTS (Academic, completed within the last two years) = at least 6 overall score, with at least 6 in Speaking and Listening, and 5.5 in Reading and Writing
  • CLB Placement Test (written within the last six months) = at least Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 6 and Writing 6
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program), General = at least 7 in Speaking and Listening; and 6 in Reading and Writing
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = at least 60 overall score, with no section less than 50 (score valid for one year)

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CMTN's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All other applicants must demonstrate all four components of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. For more information on how to satisfy language requirements, please go to Domestic English Equivalent Options or Internationally-Recognized English Equivalent Testing Requirements

Verify with Coast Mountain College directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College on EducationPlannerBC's program search database

For most of Coast Mountain College's programs, applicants are offered admission on a first qualified, first admitted basis. 

All other applicants must demonstrate all four components of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. For more information on how to satisfy language requirements, please go to Domestic English Equivalent Options or Internationally-Recognized English Equivalent Testing Requirements

Verify with Coast Mountain College directly

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

CMTN admits applicants with any level of education. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College in EducationPlannerBC's program search database

 

 

 

Out-of-Province

CMTN admits applicants with any level of education. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College in EducationPlannerBC's program search database

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Coast Mountain College (CMTN) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit, please refer to CMTN's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

To have courses from another institution evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN, you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. Use the BC Transfer Guide to check whether or not your course from another BC post-secondary institution is eligible for transfer credit. For more information about transferring credit, please contact a CMTN educational advisor.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Coast Mountain College (CMTN) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit, please refer to CMTN's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

To have courses from another institution evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN, you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, please contact a CMTN educational advisor.

 

Mature Student

Select programs accept mature students (applicants over the age of 19) in lieu of high school graduation. Individual course requirements (for example, English 12) still need to be met for program entry.  Programs where accrediting bodies explicitly require high school graduation are exempt. 

Please refer to program-specific requirements detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For most programs at Coast Mountain College (CMTN), admissions are offered on a first qualified, first admitted basis. Click here for admission checklist

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