Pacific Coast Community College

Pacific Coast Community College
The curriculum design, delivery and outcomes is the core focus of our entire staff from Instructors to Administrators to Senior Management meaning our students obtain a job/career in their chosen field.

All of our instructors are Registered Nurses currently working in the industry with years of practical and teaching experience who are passionate about their profession and have a sincere desire to share their knowledge.
Excellent Location 
- We are conveniently located in the medical district of Downtown Vancouver within 10 min walking from major transportation hubs.

Flexible Start Dates!
 - You can begin your study on multiple dates throughout the year. See the current class schedule for details.

Unique programing with paid industry co-op!
-The Acute Care Aide (ACA) Co-Op Work Experience diploma was designed for all students including International Students, Landed Immigrants, Students at Pacific Coast Community CollegeIn-Home and Live-In Care Givers, and Foreign Credentialed LPN/RN’s, who do not have the Canadian training and validated 600 hours of BC Industry Work experience which is:

A. Required to achieve the Acute Care Aide designation and preceptor in a Public Hospital Acute Care Ward environment

B. Required to get a job in Canada matching their skill level and experience

Monitored Co-Op Placement:
A dedicated Pacific Coast placement manager and proctor are assigned to students for the duration of the program ensuring the Co-Op work experience can be 100% validated by the Provincial Health Authority.
  • Students are not left on their own to find a Co-Op work experience facility
  • We ensure students are placed in a BC Health authority approved facility
  • The students proctor monitors and documents their performance with the students work supervisor throughout the Co-Op component of the program.

Approved BC Health Authority Co-Op Placement:
All of the facilities where we place co-op students to complete the work experience component of the program have an Educational Affiliation Agreement with Pacific Coast Community College which is filed with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education.

This means students can be 100% assured that the co-op experience will be recognized by the Provincial Health Authorities of BC.

Pacific Coast Community College is where students seeking quality training leading to a rewarding career in the health care industry with stable employment at a good wage, want to study.

EARN while you LEARN!
Pacific Coast Community College is a Designated Learning Institution in Canada, (DLI #O19274781992).  This means students who hold a valid study permit are permitted to work 20 hours per week under the Immigration Canada Off-Campus Work Permit Program while studying.  Students who choose to participate in this program and work part-time while studying typically earn between CAD $9,000 to $20,000 during the entire program of study.  At a minimum, students earn CAD $9,000 during the paid 600 hour work experience co-op component of the program.
Pacific Coast Community College

Current Courses

Click on a course below to view more information.

    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • HCA Certificate
    • Acute Care Skills for HCA Certificate
    • 10 weeks
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • HCA Certificate
    • Health Care Assistant Certificate
    • 27 weeks
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Skills Enhancement
    • Skills Enhancement for HCA
    • 32 hours
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Diploma
    • Acute Care Aide Co-Op Work Experience Diploma
    • 60 weeks
    • Vancouver, Canada

Make an enquiry

Fill out the form below to make an enquiry regarding this college.

  • CAPTCHA Image New Image
  • Agree to Terms & Conditions