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Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk



Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk

Health Care Aide course - Winnipeg - MITT

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $9,050 (2020/21) // $8,800 (2019/20)
  • books
    $899 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $350 (2020/21)
  • 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.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    1 year full-time (10 months of study)
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • apprenticeship
    No
  • Tuition Fees
    $15,600 (2020/21) // $14,850 (2019/20)
  • books
    $899 (Fall 2019)
  • additional supplies
    $350 (2020/21)
  • 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.

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Whether you see yourself working with a registered nurse to help provide patients physical, emotional, and social support, or assisting a medical team of doctors and nurses through record-keeping, order processing, and supply preparation, MITT’s Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk program has you covered: it is the only program in Manitoba that integrates health care aide and unit clerk curriculum. Students 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 who want a career in health care where they can provide patient support or help ensure the smooth operation of a medical unit, who are organized, and who have strong communications skills.

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.

The Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk Program is currently undergoing a review that may result in modifications to the program design, duration and curriculum.

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
Career information

Tuition

  2020/21 2019/2020
Domestic $9,050 $8,800
International $15,600 $14,850

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.

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 2020 (September start, Day)

Class times:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2021 (September start, Day)

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.

*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 2020 (August start, Day) 

Class times:

  • Days: 8:45 am to 3:15 pm

Future Offering (subject to change):

  • Fall 2021 (August start, Day)

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 designated health care aide or a registered nurse for six weeks at a time. The health care aide rotation combines an acute care placement in an institutional setting and a long-term care placement in a personal care home setting. The health unit clerk practicum is in an institutional, personal care home, urgent care, or Access Centre setting. 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.

The following are prerequisites for eligibility for each work practicum rotation:

  • Where applicable, verification of a valid co-op work permit authorization.
  • Police Information Check (PIC), dated within six months of the start of a work practicum rotation. This will likely require a new PIC clearance prior to a student’s second rotation.
  • Vulnerable Sector (VS) check
  • Child Abuse Registry check
  • Adult Abuse Registry check
  • Up-to-date immunization record
  • Current Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) certificate
  • Emergency First Aid and Health Care Provider CPR certificate
  • Violence Protection Program (VPP) training
  • PIECES training
  • Dementia training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (NVCI)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training
  • N95 mask fitting

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

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