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Personal Care Aide Noncredit, Certificate of Completion

Banner Code: 1_NCH_PCA

Control Number: 36809

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This is an entry-level program designed for those with little or no college experience. Personal Care Aides (PCA) provide assistance to consumers who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, elderly and/or frail. They work in the home and help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework.  Personal Care Aides help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure they take their medicine and serve as a companion for their clients. The demand for Personal Care Aide is expected to increase 34 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This course is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce upon successful completion and provide the skills necessary to move upward in the health care field, should the student choose this career path.

Program Outcome

The graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level employment as professional and competent Personal Care Aides to meet the needs of the local health care community and its consumers.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate leading to improved employability or job opportunities.

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Course Title Hours
Required Courses
ALH A001NPersonal Care Aide I: Foundational Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills Non-Credit36
ALH A002NPersonal Care Aide II: Person Centered Care Noncredit27
ALH A009NPersonal Care Aide III: Caregiving Skills to Assist Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia18
Total Hours81