Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) provide vital services to people who need support in their daily activities. CCA Certification is the education required to work as a direct care and support service provider in most health care environments. As a certified CCA, you have to pass the certification exam and have received provincial certification from the Department of Health and Wellness of this university. A CCA program prepares you to deliver short or extended periods of assistance and support services to clients in various care settings. Your education includes both theory and practice. You learn in a classroom setting, in a laboratory setting, and through placements with real clients. Placements may be with home support agencies who serve Department of Health and Wellness clients, nursing homes/homes for the aged, acute care facilities, and other approved care settings that employ CCAs. When you work as a CCA, your clients depend on you to provide direct care for their safety and well-being — and to enrich their quality of life.
Cumberland College is a post-secondary college based in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. The college, established in 1975, provides training for the community of Northeast Saskatchewan. Cumberland College’s main campus is in Nipawin, with other campuses located in Melfort, Tisdale, and Hudson Bay. Cumberland College is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
Through this partnership, the college offers a number of university courses. Cumberland College also offers a variety of skills training programs and high school courses to help prepare students for the labour market or for future opportunities.
The college’s mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to its students and community through networks of partners. The school values innovation and ethical stewardship and strives to create a learning environment that is accessible, focused on learning, and engages the Saskatchewan community as a whole.