Continuing Care Assistant

Eastern College’s Continuing Care Assistant diploma program prepares you for a rewarding career path in healthcare, providing patient-centred care in long-term care, home care and assisted living facilities. Graduates receive Palliative Care Front-Line Education, Standard First Aid/CPR Level C training, Basic Food Safety Training (BFST), WHMIS awareness and Occupational Health and Safety introduction, all of which are approved by the Health Association of Nova Scotia CCA Program Advisory Committee. Contact us today for more information!

Program Duration
44 weeks, including a field placement

Career Opportunities

  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Care Team Assistant
  • Home Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Health Care Aide
  • Respite Worker

Key Courses

  • Care Setting Management, Nutrition & Meal Preparation
  • Mental Health and Social Issues
  • Palliative Care
  • Growth & Development
  • Environmental Safety
  • Communication in the Care Setting

Why Eastern College?


We have an established reputation as a leader in providing career-focused education that quickly prepare you for in-demand employment opportunities

Ongoing Enrolment

We offer ongoing enrolment and lifestyle-friendly course schedules that limit the disruption to your employment, family and other commitments

Upgraded Courses

Our upgraded courses reflect current trends and employer needs, so you graduate with relevant, applicable skills and knowledge

Job Placement Assistance

Our extensive career services include career fairs, job-search workshops, and one-on-one job placement assistance

Fill out our online form for more information on our Continuing Care Assistant program! Our admissions advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program, including start dates, financing options and more!

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