STC – Care Assistance in a Private Seniors’ Residence

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Program Objectives

In private seniors’ residences, care attendants assist independent or semi-independent seniors. They assist residents with the activities of daily living, such as those involving moving around, hygiene, dressing and so forth. They also work to prevent infections and contamination, and look after the well-being and safety of the residents.


Care attendants in a private seniors’ residence

Admission Requirments

To be eligible for admission to the Care Assistance in a Private Seniors’ Residence program leading to an STC, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
1. Persons must hold a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or the equivalent.
Persons must have obtained at least Secondary III credits or their equivalent in language of instruction, second language and mathematics.
Persons must have obtained an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary 5 Studies (AESS).
Persons must have passed the General Development Test (GDT) without specific prerequisites.
2. Persons must have stopped their full-time studies for at least 12 months.
Persons must be 18 years old at the time they begin the training program.
Persons must meet the eligibility conditions under Emploi-Québec’s Manpower Training Measure.

Program Content

CodeStatement of competencyHoursCredits
251-752Prevention of Infections and Contamination302
251-832First Aid302
STC-011The Occupation151
STC-043Basic Personal Care Assistive Services453
STC-051Approach to Clients with Cognitive or Intellectual Impairments151
STC-062Unregulated Personal Assistive Services302
STC-071Medications and Invasive Assistive Care Services151


A Skills Training Certificate (STC) recognizes the completion of one of the training programs currently offered by school boards in Quebec.

An STC program allows students to acquire the best skills in order to enter a profession in areas as diverse as cooking, general administration, arts, construction, health care, and more.


Next Start Date: April 19, 2021 ( Canceled until further notice due to Covid restrictions )

  • Classes will be every Monday and Wednesday evening from 4 pm to 8 pm and some Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Location :

Western Québec Career Centre, 

100 Frank Robinson, Gatineau, QC Canada J9H 4A6.

Phone:  819-684-1770




Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 180 hours
  • Skill level N/A
  • Language English
  • Students 20
  • Assessments Yes
The Western Quebec Career Centre provides high quality training through its experienced instructors. Training capable and skilled attendants and nurses for the medical sector for over 10 years.