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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
  • Estimated Program Cost
    $10,600
    (includes tuition and fees, and estimates for supplies, laptop, and books*)
For detailed information, including all specific fees and charges for a specific year, visit mitt.ca/tuition.
*Supplies and books are purchased by students, visit mitt.ca/supplies and mitt.ca/textbooks for details.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (8 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Estimated Program Cost
    $17,300
    (includes tuition, fees and health insurance, and estimates for supplies, laptop, and books*)
For detailed information, including all specific fees and charges for a specific year, visit mitt.ca/tuition.
*Supplies and books are purchased by students, visit mitt.ca/supplies and mitt.ca/textbooks for details.

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Health Care Aide and Rehab Assistant Simulation Lab

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 Work Skills Series 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.

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.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Winter 2023 January
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Fall 2023 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2024 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 two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

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. 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.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies 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.

Before the start of this program, international students will be required to complete Introduction to College and Work, a preparatory program designed to help transition students successfully to the cultural, technical, and work expectations of Canadian post-secondary and workplace environments. Please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more information.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Winter 2023 January
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Fall 2023 September
  • Day: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Winter 2024 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 two weeks for completion of Work Skills Foundations modules.

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. 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.

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the supplies 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.

For students admitted to this program in Winter 2022 or prior, please see the Introduction to College and Work program page for more 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).

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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