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Health Care Workers - Professional Development


Experience VCC Join us at Experience VCC on October 24 for an evening of free workshops, entertainment, and prizes.

Are you a health practitioner interested in lifelong learning? To add valuable and practical training to your skill set in the health care field, join us in a variety of course offerings that combine theory and practical skills training.

Register now in our popular courses, Medication Management for Health Care Assistants and Interpersonal Communications –Health, or in our new course, Dietary Aide, designed for individuals interested in working in long-term facilities or hospital kitchens.

We are pleased to offer off-site Medication Administration courses (including Youth Detox) for Industry Partners and Health Care Facilities requiring specialized training. Please contact rbennett@vcc.ca for more information.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Ongoing Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

Online Mail In Person
No online registration at this time. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

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Info Sessions





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Questions?

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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Rebeccah Bennett, VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8674
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(HLTH 1110) Dietary Aide 0.0 credits    $1,452.20



This five week course will give students the knowledge and practical skills required to help provide nutritious food for clients in institutional facilities such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, hotels and restaurants. This course includes a two-week practicum, Institutional field trip and kitchen preparation provided onsite. Certificates are also provided for FoodSafe Level 1 and WHMIS. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) is required in accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act. All individuals who work with vulnerable adults and/or children must complete a Criminal Records Check through the Ministry of Justice. When registering for this course, students will receive a web link and unique VCC college access code to apply and pay for a Criminal Record Check online. Students can also apply and pay for the Criminal Record Check in person at the Continuing Studies office. Applicants to the course are responsible for any costs incurred in the Criminal Record Check.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30332 DTN Rm. 626
MTWRFM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1500
15-Oct-2018
to 16-Nov-2018
TBATo be assigned


(HLTH 1327) Medication Management for Health Care Assistants 0.0 credits    $336.97



Health Care Assistants seeking employment in Assisted Living Facilities will want to take this course. The growing role of medications in assisted living settings has made the ability to dispense them increasingly crucial. Learn how medication administration is incorporated into the philosophy of assisted living care settings. (14 hours).

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30324 BWY-B Rm. 2215
FSM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
21-Sep-2018
to 22-Sep-2018
Novak, Signy
  30325 BWY-B Rm. 2215
FSM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
26-Oct-2018
to 27-Oct-2018
Uy, Denso
  30326 BWY-B Rm. 2215
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
17-Nov-2018
to 24-Nov-2018
Novak, Signy
  30510 BWY-B Rm. 2215
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
01-Dec-2018
to 08-Dec-2018
Novak, Signy


(MSKL 1104) Interpersonal Communications - Health 1.0 credits    $404.98



Gain broad and practical interpersonal and teamwork skills to develop stronger communication, decision-making, and assertiveness for the workplace. Learn skills in conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership, and empowerment. For MDRT and Renal Dialysis Technician students.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30083 DTN Rm. 424
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
08-Sep-2018
to 29-Sep-2018
Vicic, Margaret
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  30084 DTN Rm. 424
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
13-Oct-2018
to 03-Nov-2018
Vicic, Margaret
Register
  30085 DTN Rm. 626
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
17-Nov-2018
to 08-Dec-2018
Vicic, Margaret
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Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2019 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Dietary Aide (HLTH 1110)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $1,452.20
Interpersonal Communications - Health (MSKL 1104)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits $404.98
Medication Management for Health Care Assistants (HLTH 1327)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $336.97


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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