Community Health Care
Assisting alcohol and drug abuse clients towards a clean and sober life is a challenging, rewarding and diverse career path. If you want to make a difference in the lives of people in your community, CDI College's Addictions and Community Services Worker diploma program is for you.
CDI's instructors are industry professionals who introduce students to a wide range of subjects including assessment and treatment planning, writing and file management, and counselling training. Since addictions and community service workers are required to interact with clients and healthcare professionals, such as social workers, they need a broad understanding of the healthcare and addictions care industry. In addition, students will learn about human psychology, addiction prevention and intervention, pharmacology, and other medical areas. Each student must put their knowledge to the test as part of a 320 hour (eight week) mandatory clinical placement.
Graduates will be prepared for jobs in community services, group homes, community mental health centres, correctional facilities and facilities for the physically and developmentally handicapped. CDI College supports graduates to find employment through our Career and Employment Strategies course that teaches job search skills, interviewing techniques, resume writing for social services, and provides job counselling.
Health Care Aide
As Canada's population ages, the demand for Health Care Aides continues to grow. If you're looking for a satisfying career helping others, CDI College's Health Care Aide program is for you. Students from this program go on to work with elderly patients, those with special needs, as well as patients living with mental health issues. Work environments include long term care facilities, home health care agencies, retirement homes, residential care centres, hospices and group homes.
The Health Care Aide program teaches students to identify and respond to patients' physical and emotional needs and to promote healthy physical and mental activity that is appropriate for the individual patient. Students learn about medical terminology, human anatomy, chronic conditions and palliative care. Other areas of study include accountable and responsible care, transfer techniques, wheelchair safety, mechanical lifting and other care skills.
Students are able to gain hands-on experience through a mandatory six-week clinical placement.
Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistants (HCAs) provide support for patients with physical or mental health issues who need permanent or temporary care in facilities such as retirement homes, hospices, group homes, and long-term care facilities. Health Care Assistants are an invaluable part of the Canadian healthcare system.
CDI College's HCA program teaches students to respond to the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of the client, to assist the client in interacting with family members, and to support the client's personal care such as bathing and hygiene. Students put the classroom work into practice as part of the mandatory 360-hour practicum placement, which will equip them with the real-world skills they need succeed.
Graduates of the program become skilled communicators who are able to listen and understand their clients while providing exceptional healthcare services. To graduate with an HCA diploma, students must complete 360 hours of clinical training. Combined with the Career and Employment Strategies and Student Success Strategies courses, the RCA program equips graduates with the knowledge and techniques to create a successful career in the healthcare industry
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Program, students are eligible to take the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Program. With advanced coursework in TCM and an extensive internship component, graduates of this program will be capable of challenging the Dr. TCM licensing examinations through the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA of BC).
At the Doctor of TCM level, PCU College of Holistic Medicine offers a wide range of advanced courses in five departments: Western Medicine, TCM Clinical Science, Traditional Chinese Classics, TCM Clinical Training, and General Studies. This reflects the progress from learning TCM theories, clinical skills to critical analysis of TCM philosophy and conducting TCM research. Students will also learn more advanced western medical subjects to enrich their clinical knowledge. All departments are complementary and interrelated. Core courses and clinics are taught hand in hand to integrate theoretical learning with practical training.
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Rehabilitation assistants work with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and recreational therapists to aid in the recovery of patients. CDI College's Rehabilitation Assistant (RA) program is for students with a strong interest in human development, including injury, functional movement, human disorders and more.
Graduates of this diploma program have the skills, knowledge, values and behaviours necessary for employment in clinics, hospitals, and rehabilitation centres. Courses focus on understanding the body and human development. Students will study bio-chemistry, body mechanics and systems, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic exercise, and the use of advanced technological equipment.
Students put their knowledge to use in clinical placements in the community. Students are given an opportunity to complete their practicum in whichever specialty field they choose.