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Continuing Care Assistant - PT (2022-2024)

Program Start: 6 September 2022
Application Deadline: See dates for each module
Location: Melfort, and virtual delivery
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 2 years

Overview:

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.

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 Gene Mak at gmak@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca 

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.

Notes:

Contacts:

Courses available:

3. Interpersonal Communications (COMM291) Registrations close: Oct 4, 2022

You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, and listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.  This class will be face-to-face on the Melfort campus.

Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 103, COMM 112, COMM 135, COMM 155, COMM 160, COMM 291CE, COMM 381, HUMR 182, HUMR 186, JOBS 190, NEPS 114, NURS 114, NURS 163


Tuition: $193.60

Dates: 11 October 2022 to 26 October 2022 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face

4. Helping Skills (COMM197) Registrations close: Oct 25, 2022

You will apply communication skills to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients, their families, significant others, other health care staff, as well as various other professionals.  This course will be face-to-face on the Melfort campus.

Equivalent Course(s): COMM 160, COMM 197CE, COMM 293, HUMR 186, NEPS 112, NURS 163


Tuition: $104.30

Dates: 1 November 2022 to 9 November 2022 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face

5. Personal Care 1 (SPCR104) Registrations close Nov 8, 2022

You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, positioning clients, oral care, and assisting to feed clients. 
This course will be delivered virtually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but will also have mandatory lab days on campus in Melfort.

Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 104CE


Tuition: $193.60

Dates: 15 November 2022 to 30 November 2022 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face/Online

6. Personal Care 2 (SPCR105) Registrations close: Jan 3, 2023

Building on the skills you learned in Personal Care 1, you will become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study grooming and dressing, foot and nail care, and elimination care.   
This course will be delivered virtually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but will also have mandatory lab days on campus in Melfort.

Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 105CE


Prerequisites:

SPCR 104


Tuition: $331.70

Dates: 10 January 2023 to 7 February 2023 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face/Online

7. Dementia Care (DEMC100) Registrations close Feb 7, 2023

You will study the types, behaviors and assessment techniques for dementia. You will learn how to promote optimal levels of functioning throughout the disease progression and manage critical incidents. Issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on the family will be examined.
This course will be delivered virtually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

 


Tuition: $372.20

Dates: 14 February 2023 to 22 March 2023 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Online
Delivery: Online

8. Culture and Diversity in Canadian Society (SOCI171) Registrations close: March 28, 2023

You will explore culture and diversity in Canada and the challenges they present. You will discuss the impacts of oppression, multiculturalism, immigration, social inequalities, and social justice at both personal and professional levels. You will discuss the historical and contemporary challenges of Indigenous peoples. You will also examine tools to foster social change and diversity competencies. 
This course will be face-to-face in Melfort on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Tuition: $282.90

Dates: 5 April 2023 to 27 April 2023 - 9am to 4pm
Location: Melfort
Delivery: Face to Face


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