PRIVATE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
HEALTH CARE AIDE / PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT PROGRAM
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION - ORAL AND TOPICAL
PODOLOGY - FOOT CARE SPECIALTY
Career Designs Inc. operating as Career Designs Private Vocational School has been operating since 1991. We are a post-secondary educational institution specializing in health care training programs. In addition to the college's own developed and licensed program, the college has also signed the agreement with the provincial government for the standardized Health Care Aide training program. Career Designs is also one of two schools in Canada offering Podology, an in-depth study of the foot, skin and nails; disorders, diseases and treatments and includes biomechanics, the gait cycle and orthotics. Click on New Course - Podology for more information. In accordance with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, the Podology program is designated Continuing Education and is open to RN's & LPN's.
Career Designs Private Vocational School is also an accredited teaching facility for the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners Inc. for the Podology Program. The Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners Inc. is a private not-for-profit, federally chartered organization which promotes health care programs of Complementary Medicines. This progressive body has set standards of professional qualifications for health care practitioners in this field, and provides a forum for the development, exchange, and dissemination of knowledge and skills appropriate to the requirements of professional complementary health care practice.
Located in Calgary, Alberta, Career Designs responds to the ever growing demand for well trained, caring HCA's , offering a rigorous training program, designed with an attention to detail and respect for the patient. We have a strong record of working in partnership with individuals, facilities, community agencies and industry to establish effective programming that addresses specific labor market needs related to entry level health care occupations. 100% of our graduates are successfully placed in the health care field upon successful completion of their training. We also offer assisstance with resume preparation and interview strategies.
Currently, Calgary is in the midst of a critical shortage of Certified Health Care Aides in all health care settings and this demand for caregivers is only going to continue.
Our intensive 6 month, PCA/Health Care Aide Training Program is designed for Adult Education through Home Study, Classroom Instruction, Clinical Labs, Hospital and Community practicums. The program will provide students with the necessary clinical skills, technical knowledge and specific training experience to secure employment at an entry-level in the health care field.
We also offer a Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition program ( PLAR ) which is designed for individuals already working as an HCA with a minimum of 2-3 years current work experience, choosing to persue recognized Certification.
Our training program will provide care givers with the required competencies including clinical skills and technical knowledge necessary to become excellent, qualified care givers. Our training philosophy is based on a holistic approach that respects the dignity and self-determination of each individual. In addition to theoretical and practical training, we endeavor to instill a professional standard of conduct, ethics and commitment that maximizes the health, independence and peace of mind of clients. Our School has a proven track record in the delivery of training and upgrading for Health Care Aides / Personal Care Attendants and has an established network of employers, in the health care field, which support our program and its graduates.