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Continuing Care Assistant - PT (2022-2024)

Program Start: 6 September 2022
Application Deadline: 5 September 2022
Location: Melfort
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 2 years


The part-time Continuing Care Assistant program is intended for students that will have 500 hours of work experience as a CCA by May 2024.  With classes offered 2 days per week, students can continue working while completing their studies.  This program will take place over 2 years.

Registrations will open in late Summer 2022 on a module-by-module basis.

NOTE: this part-time program will only provide the THEORY classes of your CCA program, and DOES NOT include access to clinical placements.  You must be able to apply for PLAR at the end of your program.

If you will need to take your clinicals, we suggest you take the full-time program.

Year 1 Year 2
  • SPCR106 - Introduction to Caregiving
  • ANAT100 - Body Systems
  • COMM291 - Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM197 - Helping Skills
  • SPCR104 - Personal Care 1
  • SPCR105 - Personal Care 2
  • DEMC100 - Dementia Care
  • SOCI171 - Culture and Diversity in Canadian Society
  • SPCR192 - Personal Competance
  • HUMD187 - Human Growth
  • SPCR101 - Observing, Reporting and Recording
  • SPCR102 - End of Life Care
  • SPCR108 - Special Procedures
  • SPCR284 - Special Needs 1
  • SPCR284 - Special Needs 2
  • SPCR107 - Community Care

The Continuing Care Assistant program provides knowledge and skill development in helping people to help themselves in their homes and special care facilities. You will receive training in: gerontology, dementia management strategies, applying the philosophy of long-term care into home care, special care and community settings, promoting independence in a safe environment, working with people from all cultures, working with individuals with different levels of physical and cognitive impairment, giving personal care, and attending to psychosocial needs.

If you are interested in applying for the part-time Continuing Care Assistant program, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a Cumberland advisor to discuss your options.   Please contact Lindsey Moskal at 

Tuition: $3,300*
Books & Supplies: $1,000*
Student Fees: $95
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


  • You will be able to register on a module-by-module basis, allowing payment at time of registration.
  • Classes will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-4pm each day.  
  • Attendance will be mandatory, so please plan accordingly.
  • LAB EXPERIENCES - you will be required to come to the Melfort campus.  Ample time will be communicated with students when you can expect lab days.
  • BOOKS - you are responsible to order your books from the Saskpoly bookstore.  More information will be provided on how to order your books.
  • CANCELLATIONS -  If you choose not to take a course you must cancel 3 business days, or more, before the course starts to receive a refund.  If you cancel less than 3 business days before, then no refund will be received.
  • Should you have any questions about program delivery - please contact the Program Coordinator - Rebecca Bryson
  • For planning your courses, please contact our Advisor - Lindsey Moskal.
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