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Health Care Aide Diploma

Those seeking to prepare for an entry-level career in the healthcare industry where they provide emotional and physical support to patients may want to consider the Health Care Aide program offered at CDI College. Find out more about this diploma program, including its coursework and hands-on clinical training components, here.

Official Program Name:

Health Care Aide Diploma

School Offering Program:

CDI College

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students considering the Health Care Aide diploma program at CDI College may have strong communication and analytical skills as well as a desire to secure a career helping others. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

CDI College's Health Care Aide program is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care services, including physical and emotional support, to patients with medical conditions or functional limitations. Courses help students learn to identify the needs and provide assistance to elderly, disabled, and acute or chronically ill people. Students can learn about medical terminology, health communication and human anatomy, as well as chronic conditions, home support, and end-of-life care. Other areas of study include wheelchair safety, responsible care, lifespan development, medications, and care for diverse clients. Students are also able to gain hands-on experience through a mandatory practicum, or clinical placement, in a clinical care setting.

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Financial Assistance Available:

Financial assistance programs are available. Please contact CDI College for more information.

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Coursework for a Health Care Aide Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to health care aide
  • Practical skills
  • Anatomy and medical terminology
  • Providing client care and comfort
  • Medications
  • Safe HCA work practices
  • Palliative care
  • Chronic conditions
  • Working with diverse clients
  • Meeting complex care needs
  • Health communications
  • Practicum
  • Career and employment strategies
  • Student success strategies

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Health Care Aide program offered at CDI College could be prepared to seek careers working with elderly or special needs patients, as well as patients with mental health issues. They may find positions within hospitals, continuing care facilities, government social service departments, non-profit organizations, home care centres, hospices, and retirements homes. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Long-term care aide
  • Residential care assistant
  • Nursing aide
  • Home healthcare worker
  • Health care assistant

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