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Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker



Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker

Health Care Aide course - Winnipeg - MITT

The Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker program will have its first intake in Fall 2021. This program is an updated version of the Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk program, which underwent curriculum and structural changes to better align with industry needs.

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (8 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    $7,683

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (8 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    $13,850

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

Do you want to help make a difference to the healthcare system by supporting patients’ physical, emotional, and social needs? This program will help you gain the knowledge and skills to work to the full scope of practice of the health care aide/personal support worker role within a range of healthcare settings to deliver safe and effective care. Students will sharpen their knowledge and skills through theory, practice, and the real-world experiences they gain through work practicum rotations and position themselves for multiple paths to employment in health care upon graduation. And participation in MITT’s Bridging to Work workshops ensure graduates enter the workforce with a strong foundation of employability and essential skills.

Who it is for

Individuals wishing to pursue a career in health care to support patient care and who are detail oriented, organized, and strong communicators.

Course information
Career information

Entrance requirements

Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:

  • Grade 12 Math (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Grade 12 English Language Arts (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Grade 11 Biology (30S) or Grade 12 Biology (40S) with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Click here for more information on entrance requirements.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2025 January
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition $7,683
Fees $965
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $700
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$1,400
Estimated Program Cost $10,748

Supplies and Textbooks

A complete supply list can be found in the program information section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Entrance requirements

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

  • Senior level Math with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Senior level First Language Literature with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.
  • Senior level Biology with a grade of 50 per cent or higher, or equivalent.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements

To determine practicum eligibility, this program has established practicum clearance requirements. Please review the information on our Pre-Practicum Clearance Requirements webpage before applying to this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2025 January
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition $13,850
Fees $965
Health Insurance $715
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $700
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$1,400
Estimated Program Cost $17,630

Supplies and Textbooks

A complete supply list can be found in the program information section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

A complete textbook list can be found in the textbooks section.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Work practicum

Two, preceptor-led work practicums place students under the supervision of a registered nurse for four weeks at a time. The health care aide practicums include an acute care placement in a hospital setting and a long-term care placement. Successful completion of practicum is required for a student to graduate from the program.

Costs incurred for immunizations and other clearance documentation are the responsibility of the student. All required documentation must be provided to the College by the prescribed deadline to safeguard a student’s practicum eligibility. MITT reserves the right to assign students to out-of-town placements including remote Regional Health Authority facilities (e.g. The Pas, Thompson, and Churchill). Students will be responsible for all transportation and accommodation costs associated with the assigned placement. Students may be required to work day, evening, night, and/or weekend shifts while on practicum.

Practicum Qualifications:

The Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker Program would have the following eligibility criteria for Work Practicum qualification:

  • Work Practicum Agreement form
  • A minimum grade of 70% for the applicable courses and successful completion of all patient safety zero tolerance components.
  • Clear Police Information Check (CPI) clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check clearance (the CPI must be dated within six months of start of the practicum)
  • Clear Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Clear Adult Abuse Registry Check clearance
  • Completed Immunizations and Testing (as per WRHA guidelines for Health Care Workers)
  • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR (Level C) certificate
  • N95 Fit Mask testing
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certificate
  • Violence Protection Program (VPP) training
  • Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Capabilities, Environmental and Social (PIECES) training
  • Hearing Voices – Schizophrenia training
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certificate
  • Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) certificate
  • Valid Co-op Work Permit (applies to international students only)

Work practicum is a mandatory component of this program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when students do not meet eligibility criteria (including having a valid co-op work permit).

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