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This is a prerequisite to the Community Mental Health Worker program offered through the Douglas College Faculty of Health Sciences. It is designed for learners who are not Health Care Assistants.
This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Community Mental Health Worker certificate program. It is intended for program applicants who have not previously completed an approved Health Care Assistant program.
By the end of this course, student will be able to
$750.00 (payable upon registration)
Please visit https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/CNCMHW for English Language requirement.
Topics covered include:
All required resources will be provided within the course.
The primary resource used is Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker (most recent Canadian Edition). It is available through the Douglas College Bookstore for anyone wishing to order a copy. It may also be available at public college libraries throughout BC where the Health Care Assistant Program is offered. This textbook is used by HCA programs throughout BC, and most of Canada. It is a good resource for anyone working as an HCA in BC.
Interactive online course, delivered through Blackboard.
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Students will be expected to complete a series of short assignments.
The course will be graded; 65% is the passing requirement.
Students will be required to complete all assignments and an invigilated final exam.
This is a self-paced course; students can complete at their own pace. Maximum course time-frame is four months from course start date to complete 60 hours of course content.
Registration and course start
Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant the day after your registration has been processed.
In addition to completing this course as part of their application to the Community Mental Health Worker credit program, students will need to provide all additional admission documentation to the Office of the Registrar. For full program admission requirements, visit https://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/CNCMHW.
** registration is open & course start dates for HLSC 612 are continuous until further notice. Earliest start date is 48hrs/2 days from registration date.