Lenght of the program : 750 hours

Certification : DEP

Prerequisite : Secondary III (Grade 9)

With the help of an intervention plan, this program trains the student to provide care, assistance and services related to the needs of a patient of any age. The students also learn to welcome and integrate persons in the care unit, provide care and comfort specific to the context of the unit, that is, they adapt the basic care and services to the client’s condition as well as to the apparatus required.

  • Be at least 16 years of age on September 30th of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs of study established by the Ministry, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning OR
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test and the course ENG-3071-3, or recognition of equivalent learning.

N.B.: For programs of study in this category, persons may continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training provided that they have earned at least the Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs established by the Ministry or they are at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT).

Code Statement of the competency Hours
751-472 Occupations and Training 30
751-483 Client Needs 45
751-492 Infections and Contamination 30
751-502 Workplace Ethics 30
751-522 The Helping Relationship 30
751-532 Team Interaction 30
751-543 Physical Illnesses and Disabilities 45
751-554 Mental Health Approaches 60
751-568 Basic Care Procedures 120
751-572 First Aid 30
751-581 Palliative Care 15
751-591 Job Search Techniques 15
751-602 Care Unit Procedures 30
751-617 Long-Term Basic Care and Services 105
751-624 Basic Mental Health Care and Services 60
751-635 Short-Term Basic Care and Services 75
Interests : Counseling, helping others, providing others with care and assistance.

Professional Outlook : Nurses aides, orderlies and patient service associates.

Average FULL TIME annual salary : $26,000