The growing and aging population in BC and throughout Canada is creating an increased demand for health-care professionals.
Graduates of the Health Care Assistant (HCA) Diploma program at Saint Elizabeth Health Career College are notably prepared for successful careers in the health-care industry.
With 107 years of experience, Saint Elizabeth is one of the largest health-care providers in Canada. Building on its pioneering vision, the Saint Elizabeth Health Career College is a national network of not-for-profit professional schools including campuses
in Vancouver and Victoria.
“As a not-for-profit organization, we’re here to make a positive impact — not only on health and wellness, but on communities, too,” says Natasha Lyons, senior administrator for Saint Elizabeth Health Career College in BC. “We are always looking for new ways to support people and make health care better.”
As front-line care providers, HCAs are integral to the health-care system and provide person-centred care with professional excellence and compassion. HCAs work in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, home and community care, assisted living centres, complex care facilities, specialized palliative care services and rehab centres.
Widely acclaimed for innovative practices, Saint Elizabeth Health Career College is at the forefront of delivering excellence in health-care education in areas such as ESL language training, online learning, clinical practice, research and technology.
“We currently offer an HCA and HCA-ESL Diploma program as well as a specialized English for Health Care course,” explains Lyons. “Our programs include hands-on interactive learning, small group teaching and practicum training. All graduates are eligible for registration with the BC Care
Accredited by PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency) of BC since 2007, the colleges are state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms with advanced technologies that support different adult learning styles.
…we’re here to make a positive impact — not only on health and wellness, but on communities, too.
For individuals seeking a self-paced online learning opportunity, enrolment is ongoing for the Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice Program, an introduction to the role of the HCA within BC’s health-care system. The program is comprised of 14learning modules to be completed within six months. Students are provided 24/7 online accessibility of the complete curriculum and support from a specialized distance education instructor who is a registered nurse. In-person support is also available at the computer labs at their Vancouver and Victoria campuses.
“All graduates of our diploma programs are guaranteed an employment interview with Saint Elizabeth Health Care,” notes Lyons. “With an exceptional employment rate, our graduates are working for a variety of private and public health-care agencies throughout BC and Canada.”
“We welcome anyone who is passionate about people and a career in health care to get in touch with us to learn more about working in this exciting and growing industry.”