Health Care Aide



  • 20-week certificate
  • Delivered at various campuses:
    • Location open to applicants from all provinces:
      • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg (January and August entry dates)
    • These locations usually fill with Manitoba residents. Out-of-province applicants may apply to this program but will only be considered should seats be available three months prior to the program start date:
      • Interlake Campus, Selkirk, Manitoba  (entry dates vary)
      • Peguis-Fisher River Campus, Peguis, Manitoba (entry dates vary)
      • Portage Campus, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (entry dates vary)
      • Steinbach Campus, Steinbach, Manitoba (entry dates vary)
      • Winkler Campus, Winkler, Manitoba (entry dates vary)
  • Clinical work experience in health care facilities
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.

This program develops the knowledge and skills you need to become a health care worker who, under the supervision of a nurse, assists hospital patients, personal care home residents, or home care clients. Health care aides help people to remain independent by assisting them with their physical, emotional, and social needs and their daily activities.

You will learn about the expectations and responsibilities of the role and the knowledge and skills required to be a health care aide. You will study related topics including interpersonal communications, growth and development, gerontological care, and home care.

You will have opportunities to gain experience in simulated laboratory settings at the College and in actual practice settings in health care agencies.


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