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Companion Care Assistant (CCA) Certificate Program

  • Campus
  • Duration
    3 weeks
  • Accreditation
    BC Care Aid Registry

Start an exciting career in health care!

The Companion Care Assistant (CCA) Certificate program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, abilities and professional attitude necessary to function effectively in a client companion support role. Under the direction and supervision of clients, families, supervisors and/or other members of the inter-professional service team,. CCAs provide person-centered client support services aimed at promoting and maintaining client independence and improving quality of life.

SE Career College aims to provide a new generation of passionate caregivers with the skills they need to help our again population. Graduates of this certificate program will have the opportunity to make a big impact in society.

Not sure what a CCA does? The roles and responsibilities of a CCA can vary dependent upon work place setting, some examples may include;

  • Transportation assistance to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, or other errands;
  • Assistance with planning, scheduling and keeping appointments;
  • Encouraging and planning social activities;
  • Support exercise routine (may include short walks in the neighborhood);
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Preparing special meals/diets;
  • Completing general housekeeping and laundry;
  • Client sitting (close monitoring);
  • Caregiver relief/respite care;
  • General companionship and social interaction;
  • Providing entertainment with hobbies, games, etc.;
  • Interact with family members to keep them abreast of their loved one’s condition;
  • Promoting a safe environment & recognizing/reporting potential hazards

The CCA course is 100 hours total, offered full-time over a 3 week period or part-time over a 10 week period.

For more information, please view the program outline: CCA Program Outline

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