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Continuing Care Assistant

Duration: 32 weeks

Available: Sydney & Port Hawkesbury

Tuition: $9990.00

Books: $525.00

Course Description

McKenzie College recognizes the need to train people as Continuing Care Assistant positions across the province of Nova Scotia. With our aging demographic, there is currently a shortage of trained people who can work with clients needing assistance in long term care facilities. In addition to the recognized demand, there are a shortage of training opportunities for people interested in a career in this field of health care.

What makes our program unique?
Our CCA training program is based the provincial standard for CCA program delivery. Our location in Port Hawkesbury is a convenient central point in the Strait Area from which to deliver this program.

The McKenzie College CCA Course is available in our Campus at 811 Reeves, Street, Port Hawkesbury. Our Port Hawkesbury location opens up convenient training opportunities for residents of Inverness, Richmond and Guysborough and Antigonish Counties. Our program is positioned to work with the long term care facilities within the proximity of the Strait-Richmond area to train staff prepared to assist them in their various facilities.

Our program in North Sydney in September of 2017 will provide local access to individuals from the North Side. Our Partnership with care CB County homemakers and Northside Guest home means students will have access to 2 of the areas best employers.

Career Opportunities
The McKenzie College Continuing Care Assistant program offers employment opportunities to students in long care facilities across nova Scotia. With Nova Scotia’s aging demographics, this career is anticipated to be in high demand both now and in the future.

Program Modules
Introduction  to  CCA & the  Health  Care  Sector
CCA  Professional  Development
Communication  in  the  Care  Setting
Documentation / Technology in the Care Setting
Environmental  Safety
Body  Mechanics
Care  Setting  Management
Growth  and  Development
Body Structure / Function / Related Health Issues
Personal  Care
Nutrition  and  Meal  Preparation
]Mental  Health  and  Social  Issues
Medication  Awareness

Applicants to the CCA program are asked to provide the following documentation prior to receiving acceptance:

  • Completed application form
  • $50.00 registration fee
  • Personal resume

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get the experience required by the industry for employment?

The McKenzie College CCA course includes two separate work placement modules to give students real world experience and contact with industry.

Q. What about the internship?

The internship is a required part of the program.