Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities

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Are you interested in an education program that prepares you for an entry-level career in the health care field where you can make a positive difference in your community? If so, CDI College's Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities program may be for you. Read on to learn more about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

After enrolling in CDI College's Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities (Assistance à la personne en établissement de santé) program, you will have the chance to study the techniques used to support and care for individuals in assisted living facilitates and residential care. This program can be taken in French of English. Courses could address how to provide short-term and long-term care as well as how to work with patients with mental health problems or physical disabilities. Other courses are designed to help you learn how to provide first aid and palliative care and how to make patients feel welcome and integrate in their new environment. You will also be able to take classes in workplace ethics and learn more about the training process and daily duties for providing care in care units, home settings, and assisted living environments.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have an interest in working with patients of all ages and possess strong communication and problem-solving skills as a prospective student of CDI College's Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent, though some programs or campuses may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Specific course requirements vary by campus, but could include the following topics. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Common Course Topics

  • Short-term basic care and services
  • Basic mental health care and services
  • Long-term basic care and services
  • Care unit procedures
  • Job search techniques
  • Palliative care
  • First aid
  • Basic care procedures
  • Mental health approaches
  • Physical illnesses and disabilities
  • Team interaction
  • The helping relationship
  • Workplace ethics
  • Infections and contamination
  • Client needs
  • The occupation and training process

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities program offered through CDI College, you could be ready to begin applying to entry-level positions in a variety of care settings. You might work in positions where you provide basic care and services to clients with various condition as well as adapt the care to the apparatus required by that patient. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Health care assistant
  • Nursing aide
  • Residential care attendant
  • Long-term care aide
  • Home healthcare worker