Our Health Care Assistant Diploma program has a Rolling Admissions Policy, which means you can apply at anytime for Winter, Fall or Spring sessions! The Health Care Assistant Diploma Program delivered by the Cambria College has been granted a FULL FIVE YEAR RECOGNITION status by the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. Graduates of the Health Care Assistant Program delivered by Cambria are eligible for registration with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry. * The HCA program was reviewed and approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Class Start Dates

DAY CLASS: 9 to 2 pm (Monday to Friday) 

NIGHT CLASS: 4 to 9 pm (Monday to Friday)

NEXT START: January 20th, 2019


Health Care Assistant graduates enter one of the most in-demand professions in British Columbia.
Strong demand for care aides is contributing to higher salaries and increased opportunities to work in various environments.
The British Columbia 2025 Labour Market Outlook has Health Care Assistants listed as one of the top ten healthcare jobs,
with the sector more than doubling the average growth rate of the rest of the province, meaning there is expected to be over 19,000 jobs for HCA's in BC from now to 2025.

Your Health Care career allows you to ensure the physical, social and emotional health for individuals
and their families needing support in the community. Health Care Assistants earn a highly competitive salary starting between $35,000 and $45,000 annually


The Health Care Assistant (HCA) program allows students the hands-on training to quickly learn the skills required for the profession.
Our graduates provide comfort, assistance, and support to both individuals and the families of those receiving services at any of the following:

  • Hospitals

  • Hospices

  • Group Homes

  • Assisted Living Facilities

  • Home Care

  • Complex Care Facilities

  • Adult Day Care

  • Rehabilitation Facilities

All-Inclusive Tuition

At Cambria College we pride ourselves on being able to offer
you the best possible training with no hidden fees.
Your Health Care Assistant training includes five certificates and materials at no extra cost:

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Food Safe


  • Violence Prevention

  • Assisting to Administer Medication

  • Textbooks

  • Uniforms and Name tags

  • Graduation Costs: Cap, Gown, Ceremony

Tuition & Fees


Tuition: $8,442
Application Fee: $250
Assessment Fee: $100
Text Books: $897
Course Materials: $580
Other: $144


* For Domestic and International Students,
please see our Tuition and Fee Refund Policy.


Tuition: $10,974
Application Fee: $500
Assessment Fee: $100
Text Books: $897
Course Materials: $580
Other: $144

Admission Requirements:

All Applicants Must Submit:

A. Completed Application Form
B. Copy of your Government Issued ID
C. Completed Self-Declaration Form
D. School Reports or Proof of English Language Proficiency


*All HCA program applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency LEARN MORE :

Applicants who were Educated in English:

Submit official transcripts from secondary or post-secondary institutions indicating:

i. English courses with a ā€œCā€ or higher

ii. Minimum Grade 10 English (Grade C or higher)

iii. College courses determined to be equivalent to completion of Grade 10 English (or higher)

iv. Results from a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) or Language Placement Index (LPI).

Applicants who were Educated in Another Language:

Submit of one of the following test scores: (Test must be written in the past 2 years)

i.TOEFL: Overall score of 76, minimum 20 in Speaking &Listening and 18 in Reading & Writing.

ii. IELTS : Overall score of 6, minimum 6 in Speaking and Listening and 5.5 in Reading and Writing.

iii. CLB PT: Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 6 and Writing 6. (must be written in the past year)

iv. CAEL: Overall Score of 60, with no section less than 50.

Program Outline

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