CONTINUING CARE ASSISTANT
Campus Location: Halifax Only
The objective of the Continuing Care Assistant program is to prepare students to deliver appropriate short or long-term care assistance and support services. Through the use of classroom, laboratory, and supervised field placements in licensed nursing homes, the program will educate and equip graduates with the necessary tools and skills to deliver appropriate, timely, and respectful client-focused care to the elderly, persons with disabilities, or those recovering from illnesses or injuries and their families.
This course trains practitioners for both home care and continuing care.
The CCA program is a provincial standard program required as an entry-to-practice standard for designated care settings under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health. Upon completion of the CCA program, you will write a provincial certification exam to receive the CCA designation.
Continuing Care Assistants are a rapidly growing sector that offers many job opportunities! The Continuing Care sector is one of the fastest growing fields of health care. Contributing to this growth is the significant aging of our population and the systematic shift towards delivering more health care services to individuals in their homes or nursing homes.
Many of our students secure employment before they graduate. Our school partners with local businesses to host career fairs, networking, and connecting students to our alumni so there are many opportunities for students to pursue.