Personal Care Assistant (PCAS)
Certificate of Completion | Online
This program will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to provide safe care for those who require support with their activities of daily living. Those requiring support may be recovering from an illness, surgery or live with a chronic health challenge that limits their ability to completely care for themselves. Certain groups, such as the elderly, are able to maintain independence when they are supported with their activities of daily living.
Graduates may find employment in the long-term care or home care sectors. Graduates who are interested in pursuing the Personal Support Worker program will receive some advanced standing after completion of this program.
OSSD or Mature Student Status
If you are interested in completing the entire certificate program, please click here to sign up prior to registering for your courses. See Program of Study or Course Delivery tabs to register for individual courses.
Students can complete the Certificate of Completion in as little as one semester. They are usually expected to complete their certificate within 60 months.
Other Important Information
In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:
|HEA 1401||Infection Control||1|
|HEA 1402||Caring Essentials||1|
|HEA 1403||Supporting Mobility||1|
|HEA 1404||Assisting with Personal Grooming and Hygiene||1|
|HEA 1405||Assisting with Meals||1|
|HEA 1406||Observation and Problem Solving||1|
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.
|Course||Credits||Domestic Tuition||Ancillary Fees||Total Domestic Fees|
|HEA 1401||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
|HEA 1402||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
|HEA 1403||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
|HEA 1404||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
|HEA 1405||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
|HEA 1406||1 credit||$87.92||$22.68||$110.60|
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.
Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only. International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.
The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.
|Course||2020-21 Academic Year||2021-22 Academic Year|
|HEA 1401 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|HEA 1402 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|HEA 1403 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|HEA 1404 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|HEA 1405 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|HEA 1406 - 1 credit||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
All courses are delivered online asynchronously. Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you in a flexible way. You are not expected to attend a class or login to your materials at a specific day or time. You will, however, be responsible for meeting all course requirements, dates and deadlines as posted within the syllabus.
Although most courses have offerings in September, January and May, additional intakes may be offered monthly, please see the course registration page for specific intake dates.
Important Note: Cambrian College reserves the right to cancel the offering of courses in certain terms. Please refer to your registration page for current semester options.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.