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Continuing Care - Part-time Melfort

Program Start: 5 October 2020 - In Session
Location: Melfort
Credit Granting Institution: Sask Polytech
Length: 1-2 years*


The Continuing Care Assistant certificate program combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You will build knowledge and skills in: addressing individual psychosocial needs, administering personal care, dementia management strategies, gerontology, long-term care philosophy in different settings, promoting independence in a safe environment, working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments, and working with people of different cultures. As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas of acute care, and even in special needs classrooms.

The part-time program varies from the full-time program as it does not include Clinicals at this time. The part-time program is designed for students to complete the theory components of their certificate in the comfort of their own communities. It is important that students meet with a Cumberland advisor regularly and monitor their own progress. 

If you are interested in applying for the part-time Continuing Care Assistant program, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a Cumberland advisor to discuss your options. 


Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Review additional details concerning Special Admission

Requirements Specific to the Part-Time Program

In order to graduate and receive a credential for this program, part-time students must apply and be admitted before taking SPCR 103, SPCR 184, CLIN 100, CLIN 219, and CLIN 232.

The application deadline is September 1, 2020 (including all necessary supporting documentation).


Please email transcripts and other related documents to Sarah Haidey, Cumberland College Registrar, or provide documentation in a sealed envelope to:

Sarah Haidey, Registrar
Cumberland College
Box 2320, 400 Burns Ave. East
Melfort, SK   S0E 1A0
P) 306-752-8117   (F) 306-752-3484

Student Fees: $85


Estimated Start and End Dates:
October 5 – December 16, 2020
January 6 – June 2, 2021

Based on a Tuesday and Wednesday schedule, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise mentioned

HUMD 187 (Human Growth and Development) 
October 5 - October 26 (no class October 12)

SPCR 192 (Personal Competence) 
November 3 - November 18

No class November 11

DEMC 280 (Dementia Family Care) 
November 24 - Dec 1

NUTR 198 (Nutrition) 
December 2 - 16

SPCR 102 (End of Life Care) 
January 5 - 19

SPCR 284 (Special Needs 1) 
January 20 - February 16 (no class February 15 or 17)

SPCR 285 (Special Needs 2) 
(SPCR 284 prerequisite)
April 20 - May 4

SPCR 104 (Personal Care 1) 
March 2 - 16 (includes 14.5 hour Lab)

SPCR 105 (Personal Care 2) 
(SPCR 104 prerequisite)
March 23 - April 14 (includes 22 hour Lab)

May 11 (12 hours)

May 12

Safe Food Handling
May 18 (9 hours)


Additional Notes:

  • Textbooks are an additional fee
  • Some modules may require extra equipment and are an additional fee
  • Tuition must be paid at the beginning of each semester; therefore students will pay tuition for all September to December courses in September, and all January to June courses in January
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