The Health Care Aide Program at Maples Collegiate prepares you to transit seamlessly from high school student to a valued member of the Health Care Team in the medical community. Under the guidance of a qualified nurse/teacher, you will learn how to work in a team environment to assist and care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and in community home care. All these options are explored as part of the extensive work placement portion of this program. You may select the one you like best and continue your career in this area.
Most students have positions waiting for them upon graduation at one of the places where they trained, and many use the program to start off their career in Health Care in nursing, the Sciences or other related fields.
To enrol, you must have an interest in working with and providing care to people of all ages. A physical examination and updated immunization are also required.
Red River College application requires a child abuse registry and criminal record checks to be completed.
There are no shortages of opportunities for today's Health Care Aide, and no limits on how far you can go. This program is a very good stepping stone to other careers, e.g. Nursing and Emergency Medical Technician, to name a few.
Graduates receive the following:
- Red River College Health Care Aide Certificate
- Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate, Level C
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate
- Up to ten High School Credits