Health Care Assistant

Gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to provide frontline care and individualized support for clients in a variety of settings including home-based care, hospitals or assisted living facilities.

Health Care Assistant Programs

Health Care Assistant Certificate

Faculty Profiles

Department News

Vancouver Island students get new learning facility, more health-care seats
More students in the Comox Valley, on the west coast and north island will now have access to health-care assistant education programs.

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The NIC Advantage

  • Qualify for registration with BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry
  • Gain clinical practice experiences
  • Graduate employment ready and enter a high demand industry
  • Learn from expert faculty

Health Care Assistant Registry

The Health Care Assistant program delivered by the North Island College has been granted a full, five-year recognition status by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. Graduates of the HCA program delivered by NIC are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.


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 Health Care Assistant certificae graduate