Continuing Care Assistant Saskatchewan Polytechnic

About this Program

Level: Certificate - Continuing Care Assistant

Discpline: Health and Medical Administration

Length: 2 semesters

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Application Fee: $150.00
Tuition Fee: $13,381.00

Saskatoon Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 closed

Prince Albert Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 closed
Jan, 2025 Nov 1, 2024 open

Regina Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 closed

Program Description

Demand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for. As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job. The program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:Addressing individual psychosocial needs,Administering personal care,Dementia management strategies,Gerontology (a major area of study),Long-term care philosophy in different settings,Promoting independence in a safe environment,Working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments,Working with people of different cultures.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.