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Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker (formerly Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk) - Effective Fall 2021



Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker (formerly Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk) - Effective Fall 2021

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
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $7,300 (2021/22)
  • books
    $899 (Fall 2021)
  • additional supplies
    $350 (2021/22)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (8 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $12,700 (2021/22)
  • books
    $899 (Fall 2021)
  • additional supplies
    $350 (2021/22)
  • additional student fees
    $180 Infrastructure/Technology Fee (2020/21) // $174 Infrastructure/technology (2019/20); $50 MITT Award Fund; $800-$1200 Health Insurance
Notes: Fees may be subject to change.
Textbook information can be found at mitt.ca/textbooks.
Textbook information for Information Technology programs can be found on the program supply list at mitt.ca/current-students/supply-lists.

Media

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.

Continuous Program Improvement

The Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Program has undergone a review and will be relaunched in Fall 2021 as the Health Care Aide and Personal Support Worker Program. An updated list of course curriculum will be added to the website in early 2021.

Please refer back to this program page for any updates.

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.

Course information will be updated at a later time
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.

Start dates

Next start date:

  • Fall 2021 (September start, Day)
  • Winter 2022 (January 2022 start, Day)

Class times:

  • Days: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2022

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

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.

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.

Start dates

Next start date:

  • Fall 2021 (September start, Day)
  • Winter 2022 (December 2021 start, Day)

Class times:

  • Days: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2022 

Please visit the Admissions home page for current program availability.

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 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)/Vulnerable Sector Check (the CPI must be dated within six months of start of the practicum)
  • Clear Provincial Child Abuse Registry check
  • Clear Adult Abuse Registry check
  • 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)

MITT does not guarantee a work practicum placement and, in such situations, may explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

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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