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Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to work in any of the following health care areas:

  • Complex Care
  • Acute Care
  • Home Support
  • Assisted Living
  • Group Homes
  • Adult Day Care


Heritage Community College’s Health Care Assistant program prepares students to be a part of a health-care team in a variety of different settings, providing a high level of frontline care to clients in need of assistance. This program focuses on developing the core skills needed to care for clients in the health care field. Topics include personal care, assisting with mobility and feeding needs, communication, assisting with medication delivery, and clinical skills. HCAs assist with promoting and maintaining the health, safety, independence, comfort, and well-being of their clients and their families. HCAs provide personal care assistance and services in a caring manner that recognizes and supports the unique care needs, abilities, and backgrounds of clients and their families. They work as members of a health care interdisciplinary team in a variety of settings with direction and supervision from regulated health care professionals. This program prepares students to meet these objectives.

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*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.