Continuing Care Assistant - Part Time

Continuing Care Assistant - Part Time 2024-2025


The Continuing Care Assistant program allows you to make a difference in someone's life everyday.  This program is a one-year certificate program.  

If you enjoy caring for others the Continuing Care Assistant program might be right for you.  You'll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, and even special needs classrooms.  You will help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals and medication monitoring.  Your clinical work experiences will give you a taste of different work settings and offer you a strong foundation as a health care support staff.

You will build knowledge and skills related to:

  • application of long-term care philosophy in different settings
  • addressing individual psychosocial needs
  • dementia management strategies
  • gerontology (a major area of study)
  • administering personal care
  • promoting independence in a safe environment
  • working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments
  • working with people of different cultures

Students must be able to travel to 2 clinical placements each academic year. Each placement is approximately 20 days. Placements are typically located in North Battleford and sometimes Battleford. 

September 5, 2024 to June 21, 2025

Students are responsible for the costs of the following certificates prior to clinical: Food Safe, Part and TLR.

Students are required to PLAR with Saskatchewan Polytechnic (fee applies) to obtain the certification after completion of all theory courses.

Battlefords Campus
Sep 5th, 2024 - Jun 28th, 2025 Part-time

Tuition: $5418.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $500.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for part-time CCA. 

Once you pass 24 credit units you will be fully admitted into the program and complete the remaining modules and be eligible for PLAR. 


  • ANAT 100 - Body Systems

    You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body, and how they function efficiently.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: September 26, 2024 to October 10, 2024

    Thursday and Friday: September 26, 27; October 3, 4, 10

    Saturday: October 5

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • COMM 291 - Interpersonal Communications

    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, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: January 2 - 11, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: January 2, 3, 9, 10 

    Saturday: January 4, 11

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • DEMC 100 - Dementia Care

    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.

    Tuition: $570

    Dates: October 11, 2024 to November 7, 2024

    Thursday and Friday: October 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; November 1, 7

    Saturday: October 19; November 2

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 101 - Observing, Reporting, and Recording

    You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic concepts of simple arithmetic, basic medical terminology, concept mapping, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: January 23, 2025 - February 1, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: January 23, 24, 30, 31

    Saturday: February 1

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 104 - Personal Care 1

    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.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: November 8 - 21, 2024

    Thursday and Friday: November 8, 14, 15, 21

    Saturday: November 16

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 105 - Personal Care 2

    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.

    Tuition: $428

    Dates: November 22, 2024 to December 14, 2024 

    Thursday and Friday: November 22, 28, 29; December 5, 6, 12, 13

    Saturday: November 30; December 14

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 192 - Personal Competence

    Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: September 12 - 21, 2024

    Thursday and Friday: September 12, 13, 19, 20

    Saturday: September 21

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • COMM 197 - Helping Skills

    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.

    Tuition: $143

    Dates: January 16 - 18, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: January 16, 17

    Saturday: January 18

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Prerequisite: COMM 291 Interpersonal Communication

  • HUMD 187 - Human Growth and Development

    You will learn the physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of human growth and development from infancy to old age. You will also study the effects of aging on society.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: February 6 - 15, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: February 6, 7, 13, 14

    Saturday: February 15

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 102 - End of Life Care

    Your studies will cover death and dying in the Canadian context. You will study the basic needs and interventions of the dying client. You will also cover grief, the grieving process and the impact of life threatening illnesses on the family members.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: February 20, 2025 - March 1, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: February 20, 21, 27, 28

    Saturday: March 1

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 108 - Special Procedures

    You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn about delegation and perform basic measurements and simple treatments. Client assessment will also be discussed. You will acquire the theory and skills required to assist clients who have post-acute surgical or medical conditions.

    Tuition: $570

    Dates: March 28, 2025 - April 25, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: March 28; April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25

    Saturday: March 29; April 12

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Prerequisites: Must have 24 credit units to take this module or be fully admitted to the program

  • SPCR 284 - Special Needs 1

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (i.e. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (i.e. genitourinary and gastro-intestinal).

    Tuition: $428

    Dates: March 6 - 27, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27

    Saturday: March 15

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 285 - Special Needs 2

    Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with infectious diseases, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, and alcohol and drug dependency. You will learn the specific care required for bariatric clients.

    Tuition: $285

    Dates: May 22 - 30, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: May 22, 23, 29, 30

    Saturday: May 24

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 106 - Introduction to Caregiving

    You will examine the role of the Continuing Care Assistant as part of the interprofessional team and discuss the attributes that are required to be a successful team member. Client and family-centered care will be discussed with the use of effective communication to build rapport and trust. Safe practices will be explored to ensure safety for the client and caregiver.

    Tuition: $143

    Dates: September 5 - 7, 2024

    Thursday and Friday: September 5, 6

    Saturday: September 7

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SOCI 160 - Foundations of Sociology

    Using your sociological imagination, you will examine how to practice sociology, and learn about the importance of culture, socialization, and the family. You will discuss social inequality in Canada, as well as explore the concepts of social control and deviance. Your studies will also include issues related to the power of mass media, the dualism of sex and gender, and race and ethnicity. You will have an opportunity to examine collective behavior, social movements, social change, and globalization.

    Tuition: $428

    Dates: May 1 - 16, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

    Saturday: May 3, 10

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • SPCR 107 - Community Care

    You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe home environment. Examination of community resources will help you learn how to promote socialization for seniors. Nutritional challenges and activity for seniors will be discussed as well as the employment standards for working alone in home care. This course includes a 1 day observed community exercise.

    Tuition: $428

    Dates: June 5 - 21, 2025

    Thursday and Friday: June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

    Saturday: June 7, 21

    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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