HOME HEALTH AIDE PROGRAM (75 HOURS):
Home Health Aide ProgramThe Home Health Aide Program is designed to give the student an introduction to patient care in the home. The program is practically oriented to enable the student to develop the skills needed to compete in the professional job market.
The program includes subjects on services for clients in the home setting. These shall include: professional ethics, personal care, basic anatomy and physiology, transfer techniques, infection control and overall understanding of a healthy environment. HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Basic Life Support (CPR), and Assisting with Self-Administration of Medication are all subjects included in the program. The student will be awarded a certificate for successful completion of these subjects. This program consists of 35 hours of lecture and 40 hours of laboratory. Laboratory is started when the student begins the lifting and moving portion of the program and continues through out the rest of the program.
>> Admission requirements:
The applicant must be beyond compulsory school age. If the applicant is not a high school graduate (U.S. or Foreign) or has not attained a GED, a TABE test is required with a passing grade of 8th grade reading and language skills. The applicant will be interviewed by the Admissions Director. International applicants that do not have English as a first language will be given a test to show proficiency of the English language. A raw score of 50% must be attained on the English proficiency testing.
>> Graduation requirements:
A diploma of successful completion of the Home Health Aide Program will not be awarded to any student that has not had a physical in the last six (6)months, a copy of which must be in his/her file.
>> Term of study
Transfer of credit
See Transfer of Credit Policy.
Required Courses Required Clock Hours
HHA I Home Health Aide includes (HIV/AIDS) 70
BLS CPR for the Health Care Provider 5