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

If you are an international applicant, you can be part of a special two-year international cohort where you can earn two certificates: a Health Care Assistance Certificate (eight months) and a Community Mental Health Worker Certificate (eight months). Please apply to the Health Care Assistant Certificate at the Comox Valley campus for Fall 2024 term.


Where: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni
Starts: CR (October) CV (August and January) PA (August)
Length: CV & CR: 6 months / PA: 8 months part-time
Delivery: On-campus and Digital (Blended); Delivery Fall 2022: TBD

We’ve detected that you are using Internet Explorer. EducationPlannerBC (BC’s post-secondary online application system) supports the Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari browser.

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

Learn More

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

close button

Share this gallery: