Care Aide credit program is a 16-week, full-time program - 11 weeks
of theory and five-weeks of practicum. The program trains participants
with the necessary skills to become employed as personal care /
home care workers in long-term care facilities, family services
agencies, and / or private agencies providing home care. Emphasis
in this program will be on the development of skills such as: home
management, interpersonal communications, general health care, first
aid, safety, and knowledge of the specific needs of clients.
TO THE ON-LINE CALENDAR
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
.6, Oct. 11, Nov. 11
are accepted in the Personal Care Aide / Home Care Worker program
for the Fall or Winter terms.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta high school diploma or
Applicants should have expressed an interest in working with the
elderly, mentally or physically challenged persons. To have a practicum
placement, and/or work with some private agencies, applicants may
be required to be bonded, requiring a criminal record check. The
logistics of obtaining that check and the impact certain criminal
records will have on program completion, will be discussed with
the applicants. Cost of the criminal record check is approximately
Applicants are required to submit a report providing evidence of
inoculation against common communicable diseases and a medical examination
prior to the beginning of classes. Annual tuberculosis testing and
record of contact or infection with varicella is required. Hepatitis
B inoculation (first of series) prior to entering the practicum
will be provided by LCC Health Services.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all the program requirements, students will be awarded
the Credential of Academic Achievement for the Personal Care Aide
/ Home Care Worker program.
the completion of the program, graduates may undergo further pre
employment training from employers of personal care providers. These
individuals will be knowledgeable to needs specific to special clients.
Employment opportunities could vary from private agencies, to long
term care centres and community home care agencies.
at this time.
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication 48 3
CPL 100 Careers for the 21st Century 48 3
FAD 150 First Aid 32 2
PCA 146 Household Management and Community Awareness 48 3
PCA 148 Practicum (5 weeks) 200 3
PCA 160 Health Maintenance I 64 4
PCA 162 Health Maintenance II 48 3
PSY 140 Psychology of Everyday Life 48 3
Total 24 credits
PCA 146 Household
Management and Community Awareness (3 credits)
This course covers the necessary skills of household management,
time management, money management, household cleaning and scheduling,
laundering, menu planning, meal preparation, sanitation and food
handling, food shopping and community awareness, leisure recreation
services, community services e.g. handibus and supports. Not available
PCA 148 Practicum
This course is full-time work experience for five weeks in an institution
or community setting to practice and further develop skills acquired
in the program to meet the needs of the client. Graded CR/NCR. Not
available for supplemental.
PCA 160 Health
Maintenance I (4 credits)
This course is an introduction to the general practice of health
maintenance and health care needs of all people is presented. the
concepts of good physical and mental health are introduced and fundamental
procedures to maintain health including nutrition, asepsis, simple
phymacology and activation are discussed. Some basic nursing theory
is introduced. Students are instructed in methods of providing assistance
for personal care with an emphasis on safe delivery of that care.
the role of the personal care/home care worker with the health care
system is discussed with emphasis on being a team member. Not available
PCA 162 Health
Maintenance II (3 credits)
This laboratory /clinical experienceenables students to practice
the skills from Health Maintenance I. Graded CR/NCR. Not available