Institutional and Homecare Assistance


Next cohorts: September 30, 2019 and February 24, 2020

870 hours 

Program objectives

The Institutional and Home Care Assistance program prepares students for the trade or occupation of patient service associate and home support worker in the health and social services sector.

This profession aims to provide care and assistance in public, private and community health care networks to persons of all ages who are sick or who have physical, psychological, or psychosocial disabilities. The rationale of this occupation is to provide aid to patients so that they may recover or maintain their autonomy and overall health condition.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin in a specific program of study, who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector
OR
Persons who are 15 years of age or older on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Ministère is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the programs of study.

Functional prerequisites

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites include the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in the language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply.

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
751-702 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
751-714 Establish a helping relationship 60 4
751-724 Adopt relational approaches with clients with cognitive impairments, mental health problems or neurodevelopmental disorders 60 4
751-734 Determine the appropriate means to respond to the needs of clients with physical illnesses and disabilities 60 4
751-745 Provide care related to activities of daily living (ADL) 75 5
751-752 Prevent infections and contamination 30 2
751-768 Provide assistive care related to daily activities 120 8
751-772 Deal with situations involving risk 30 2
751-787 Work with clients who require assistive care at home or in alternative living environments 105 7
751-794 Deal with family, social and cultural contexts 60 4
751-802 Provide assistance to clients in palliative and end-of-life care 30 2
751-813 Consider the rules and procedures for administering medications and basic invasive care involved in assistance with activities of daily living 45 3
751-824 Provide assistive care related to the client’s clinical reality 60 4
751-832 Administer first aid 30 2
751-845 Provide assistive care to clients requiring short-term care 75 5
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