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Continuing Care

Disability Support & Services

Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant

Practical Nursing

 


Continuing Care:

Are you looking for hands-on learning?

Would you like to make a unique contribution to quality health care service?

If so, choose Continuing Care.  Through this one year Certificate program, you will learn to support the health and wellbeing of clients, residents, and families.  You’ll learn how to apply direct client care in a private home environments and long term care facilities.  Given the aging population and overall societal concern to the health and well being of others, the employment directions following completion of this program are very high.

  • Provide direct supportive client-centered care to those the elderly or disabled
  • Knowledgeable and supportive faculty will apply facilitative ‘real world’ skills
  • Apply your communicative and caring traits toward a brighter future - apply today!

To learn more about this program, visit:

Continuing Care

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Disability Supports & Services

 

Program Overview

Disability Supports and Services will prepare learners to apply a social, community-based model, emphasizing community inclusion for persons with diverse abilities. This program provides an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to support individuals in maximizing their strengths and removing barriers to full inclusion.

In this field, you are part of a multi-disciplinary team helping to support individuals to live full and rich lives and promote their full citizenship. Throughout this program, you gain knowledge of various disabilities as well as the philosophy, skills and competencies needed to promote and support an individual's choice to live as independently as possible within their home, work place and community. You also develop an understanding of the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to this field.


Admission Requirements: High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Program Requirements

A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program.
Health & Human Services programs have additional requirements including immunizations and completion of first aid/CPR. You must submit documentation that you have completed these requirements at the beginning of your program. – Health & Human Services Additional Program Requirements (PDF 68KB).

 

To learn more about this program, visit:

Disability Supports & Services

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Disability Supports & Services

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Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant

Would you enjoy working with clients as they adjust to, or recover from health changes? Do you see yourself as part of a team helping to meet the growing needs for rehabilitation based on Nova Scotia's aging population and prevalence of chronic illness?

As a collaborative member of the healthcare team, the Occupational Therapy Assistant-Physiotherapy Assistant (OTA-PTA) performs occupational therapy and physiotherapy interventions for clients with mental and physical conditions, under the direction of a Physiotherapist or an Occupational Therapist. They have direct contact with clients, with hands-on intervention targeted to improve clients' quality of life and their ability to perform activities of daily living. Aside from direct client-care skills, the OTA-PTA is responsible for managing client treatment areas and equipment procurement.

In this program, you learn the theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy, and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge through clinical experiences and practicums. You learn to teach and enable clients and families to effectively cope with limitations in movement, daily functioning, and activities (temporary or permanent), during and following recovery.

Admission Requirements

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Grade 12 Academic English and Biology, and one additional Grade 12 Academic Science (Chemistry or Physics).
If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

Program Requirements

A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements (such as clinical/field work or internships) in this program. A conviction or finding may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program.

 

To learn more about this program, visit:

Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant

To learn more about this program’s costs, visit:

Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Assistant

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Practical Nursing:

Are you interested in being on a team dedicated to providing client-centered care?

Would you like to learn the science of the human body and the promotion of wellness?

If so, consider Practical Nursing.  These interests will be applied in an environment that simulates the world of work as an LPN.  Through the knowledge and experience of Faculty, you will benefit from a solid curriculum, numerous clinical placements and external licensing. Assume a leadership role on a health care team; learn how our health care system works – and find your place in it - graduates work in long-term care, acute care and community care settings.

  • The College is the only provider of the LPN program in Nova Scotia
  • Our two year Diploma has curriculum that reflects the changing nature of the work world
  • Classes will be offered again in January 2016. Class size is about 33 students - apply today!
  • Are you a CCA? Are you looking to upgrade? If so many transfer credits are available. Call Jeremy at 543-0621 for info.

Students gain knowledge through "hands on" experience. In the pictures below, students are practicing patient care.

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To learn more about this program, visit:

Practical Nursing

To learn more about this program’s costs, visit:

Practical Nursing

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