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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This course emphasizes aspects of providing personal and supportive/rehabilitative healthcare to clients needing assitance in their home or other facilities.  Basic knowledge and skills acquired through this course inculde clients' rights, communication, rehabilitation, positioning and transfer skills, infectino control, and safety.  Personal Care Worker is a 40-hour course that combines online instruction with laboratory practice time and a final written exam and skills competency testing assessed under the guidance of a registered nurse.

STUDENT OUTLOOK

As a Personal Care Worker student, you should be able to:

  • Display a caring attitude toward ill clients and their families
  • Be flexible, empathetic, and nonjudgemental
  • Be emotionally stable
  • Adjust to diverse personalities, background, and home environments
  • Have a Care Give background check completed that will allow the student work in the healthcare industry.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Employers will expect, after completing the certificate, that you will be able to:

  • Provide personal care for clients
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, and healthcare teams

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of the Certificate will:

  • Be able to offer Home care services
  • Provide services to county and private healthcare agencies

**After completion of this certificate, students may continue on their Career Pathway to include:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse