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Resident Care Worker - Charlottetown

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Resident Care Worker
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Two references from employers, not from family members
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) with no findings of guilt
  • Written verification of 40 volunteer or paid hours, preferably within the last 5 years, in a long-term care, mental health or suitable facility that addresses special client care needs. More Information
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C from a recognized First Aid/CPR Provider
  • Completion of a Holland College Medical Form
  • Valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) driver’s license
  • Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) certificate.
  • Completion of an Immunization Verification Form (required after acceptance)
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 12 academic English. This program and industry require students to lift, move and transfer clients. Students are also required to conduct frequent handwashing, use soaps/lotions for bathing clients and be exposed to cleaning and sanitizing chemicals. Students who suffer from food allergies should also be aware that they are required to assist in feeding clients and are therefore exposed to a wide variety of foods.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,957
Lab Fee $ 150
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Additional Courses $ 50
Graduation Fee $ 90
Total $ 5,905
   
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,677
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 3,228
     
   
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 500
Materials/Supplies $100
Equipment/Uniforms/Teaching Aids $ 350
   
Total $ 950

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home support services
  • Mental Health facilities
  • Self-employment
  • Acute care facilities

Program Overview


In the Resident Care Worker program you will build a strong foundation in adult health care to prepare you to work in long term care (nursing homes), acute care (hospitals), mental health facilities and community agencies. You will study effective methods of communication, how to use gentle persuasion, and how to work with dementia patients and mental health patients. Clinical practicums will ensure that you are prepared to meet clients’ personal and physical needs.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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