Students hoping to enter health care have a greater chance of getting a classroom seat this fall now that the province is funding 64 health care assistant spaces at Camosun College.
The one-time $499,200 will cover 32 additional full-time and 32 part-time seats.
“These intakes, in addition to our regular offerings, allow us to educate more students as frontline care providers in long-term care facilities and a variety of community settings,” said Barbara Herringer, dean of Camosun’s school of health and human services. “Faculty in this program assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and values they need to provide professional care to the elderly and those facing other health or illness challenges.”
The program allows trained health care assistants to provide care to promote and maintain the physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being of clients in a variety of institutional and community settings including home support agencies and residential care facilities.