Free Tuition for Continuing Care Assistant Programs

Continuing Care Assistants work directly with clients living in long-term care homes and assisted living facilities. They help their clients with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring.

If you’re a caring, compassionate person with a strong desire to help others, Eastern College’s Continuing Care Assistant or Continuing Care Assistant – PE program could be a great fit for you.

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Continuing Care Assistants work directly with clients living in long-term care homes and assisted living facilities. They help their clients with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring.

If you’re a caring, compassionate person with a strong desire to help others, Eastern College’s Continuing Care Assistant or Continuing Care Assistant – PE program could be a great fit for you.

Eastern College continues to work with the provinces to ensure the continuity of learning for our students while meeting provincial Public Health guidelines. We continue to deliver education remotely at this time in the province of New Brunswick, with on-campus, in-class instruction reserved for programs where the academic outcomes cannot be achieved remotely. In Nova Scotia, the NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education has required that students return to campus for in-class instruction, and our Halifax campus students have started a phased-in return to campus for all programs.

Free Tuition for Students in the Continuing Care Assistant & CCA – PE Programs

In response to the growing demand for personal caregivers, the Government of Nova Scotia has announced that those interested in becoming Continuing Care Assistants can now have their tuition costs paid in full. Other eligible expenses that may be covered include transportation, childcare, and living allowances.

There’s never been a better time to start training towards a career as a Continuing Care Assistant. Apply today to take advantage of this exciting offer!

Continuing Care Assistants are key members in the Canadian healthcare system. They provide care and support to the elderly, as well as those who may be recovering from illness or surgery. As the demand for personalized care continues to rise, the need for qualified healthcare professionals is stronger than ever.

With Eastern College’s hands-on Continuing Care Assistant programs, you can get the knowledge and experience you need to pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare sector.

With modular learning, hands-on training, and job placement assistance, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation. Contact us today to find out more about professional Continuing Care Assistant training and start down your path to success.

The Continuing Care Assistant Program is now available in two formats – CCA PE (Work and Learn) and CCA.

Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)

  • 44-week program
  • In-class learning at the Halifax campus
  • 11-week internship

Continuing Care Assistant – Progressive Education (CCA – PE)

  • 37-week program
  • Remote learning three days a week and paid work two days a week
  • ‘Work and Learn’ – get paid to work as a ‘CCA in training’ at a nursing home with placement opportunities throughout Nova Scotia including the Halifax region, Northern region, Annapolis Valley region, South Shore region

Why Become a Continuing Care Assistant

IN-DEMAND CAREER

As the baby boomer population ages, Continuing Care Assistants will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients in nursing and residential care facilities. Between 2019-2028, approximately 178,700 new continuing care assistance job openings are expected to be available to skilled workers in Canada**.

DO REWARDING WORK

Continuing Care Assistants help their clients with daily tasks they can no longer perform independently. Additionally, they provide companionship and emotional support in order to form close relationships with patients and their families. Continuing Care Assistants are truly appreciated for the work that they do helping others continue to live normal lives.

CHOOSE WHERE YOU WORK

Typical workplaces include in-home care, nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, or working with agencies. Many Continuing Care Assistants change locations throughout their careers, giving them a well-rounded understanding of their field.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

Continuing Care Assistants have a lot of options when it comes to their work schedule. You may find that long-term care facilities have different shifts you can choose from, depending on your needs. Some jobs may offer fixed schedules, while others vary based on the setting, needs and schedules of their clients.

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Click the button below to request details about our Continuing Care Assistant Programs including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to Become a Continuing Care Assistant with Eastern College

1GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Eastern’s Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) program includes an 11-week internship. The Continuing Care Assistant – Progressive Education (CCA – PE) program has a ‘Work and Learn’ model which means students can attend classes virtually three days a week and work two days a week in the continuing care sector.

2FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

3ONGOING CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

4HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you will only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

5MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

6MODULAR LEARNING PLATFORM

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

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Click the button below to request details about our Continuing Care Assistant Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

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Becoming a Continuing Care Assistant

Transform your passion for helping others into a fulfilling career.

With Eastern College, it’s simple.

Our hands-on program gives you the skills, techniques, and theory behind Continuing Care Assisting to pursue a stable and rewarding career.

Continuing Care Assistant Training Focused on Your Success

Along with taking courses, you’ll work with real clients through our field placement program. With this work experience under your belt, you’ll have the experience employers look for when hiring new graduates.

You’ll feel confident pursuing new career opportunities because you’ll know that you’ve invested time and energy into developing valuable skills.

Students learn about:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia Care
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Food Hygiene or Basic Food Safety Training (BFST)
  • Front-line Palliative Care

Courses Tailored to a Career in Continuing Care Assisting

As you progress through your training at Eastern College, you’ll get a chance to learn and develop through a variety of courses, such as:

  • Acute Care for Continuing Care Attendants
  • Body Structure, Function, Related Health Issues & Medication Awareness
  • Body Mechanics
  • Care Setting Management, Nutrition & Meal Preparation
  • Environmental Safety
  • Home Support Mentorship
  • Palliative Care
  • Student Success Strategies

You Can Work Locally with the Training You Get at Eastern College

A few of the companies who’ve hired Eastern College’s Continuing Care Assisting graduates are:

  • Shannex
  • Northwood Homecare Limited
  • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
  • We Care
  • Revera Home Health
  • Bayshore Health Care

Is Career Training in Continuing Care Assistant Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about career training in Continuing Care Assisting at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help discover the perfect career path for you.

** Source: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/marketreport/outlook-occupation/24688/ca

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