Health Care Assistant Certificate

Experience the rewards of working in a caring profession, supporting older adults and vulnerable members of society as part of a dynamic health care team. As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as a frontline care provider in a variety of settings, including adult day programs, group homes, community care, residential care facilities or acute care hospitals.

Dual credit options are available, speak to a recruiter for more details. 

The Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) is available to HCA applicants on a limited basis. For more information, read our CLBPT information sheet

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.


Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni
Starts: CR (Aug); CV (Aug & Jan); PA (Sept)
Length: CR & CV: 6 months; PA: 8 months
Delivery: On-campus and Digital (Blended); Delivery Fall 2022: TBD

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Priority Admission is available for Indigenous students.
Complete the Indigenous Priority Admission form as part of your application.

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I started looking at NIC because it’s close to home, but it was the knowledgeable team of instructors and smaller class sizes that made me want to study here. NIC has so much to offer, it really feels like you are a part of a community being a student here.

Kira Cranna, NIC Heath Care Assistant certificate alumna

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