Home Health Aide SOC Code:  31-1011  CIP CODE: 51.2602

75  Clock Hours

Program Description:  The Home Health Aide (HHA) program introduces basic concepts of home health care.  Topics include home care observations and reporting procedures, documentation, caring for special populations, care of the child, and homemaking skills.  This program is intended to prepare the students for practice at the home care assistant level.  Our curriculum meets the state approved Home Health Aide training program guidelines and consists of 75 classroom hours.

Objective: To prepare students to function and work as a Home Care Aide in a community home care facility or agency.  Our objective is to help the students learn the skills and information needed to obtain gainful employment and become a valuable member of the Home Care Team.

Prerequisites: Proof of High School Diploma or GED required.

The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical/lab experience services necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.

Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).

Gainful Employment

Courses

CourseTitleHours
Total Hours75
HHA10Becoming a Home Health Aide11
HHA111 Stages of Human Development 7
HHA12Knowledge and Prevention of Infection u2013 HIV/AIDS6
HHA13Body Systems, Common Disorders and Related Care Procedures29
HHA14Clients requiring special care9
HHA15Maternal and Infant Care5
HHA16Patient Care and Comfort Measurement6
HHA17Employment2

Program Course Descriptions

HHA10 BECOMING A HOME HEALTH AIDE

Students are introduced to the functions and responsibilities of a Home Health Caregiver, their important role in the health care team while providing home care to patients.  The Home Health Aide provides nursing care assistance as well as doing housekeeping chores for the patient in the client’s home.

HHA11 STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Students are introduced to the different stages of human growth and development.  All human beings change as they age, while growth involves the changes that take place in their bodies, development involves the changes that take place on a social, emotional, and psychological level.  Students will learn how to react and adjust to each of these phases while taking care of the patient.

HHA12 KNOWLEDGE AND PREVENTION OF INFECTIONS –HIV/AIDS

Students learn about the chain of infection, the portals of entry or exit, types of infections, signs and symptoms, how to prevent infection maintaining medical asepsis and following standard precautions.  Learn about the HIV virus, how is transmitted, incubation period, disease progression, testing and treatment.

HHA13 BODY SYSTEMS, COMMON DISORDERS AND RELATED CARE PROCEDURES

This is an overview of all the body systems:  Integumentary, Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Nervous, Gastrointestinal, Urinary and Reproductive Systems, their structure, functions, changes, disorders and caring.

HHA14 CLIENTS REQUIRING SPECIAL CARE

Students learn how to help patients that require special care with daily living activities, give special treatments such as prescribed exercises, bathing the client, apply the principles of standard precautions if contact with blood, body fluids, mucous membranes, or non-intact skin, supervise self-administration of medications, provide comfort measures, help with patient’s mobility.

HHA15 MATERNAL AND INFANT CARE

Students learn how to assist in caring for the mother during the post-partum period such as providing adequate nutrition, allowing for sufficient rest, providing emotional support during any transitory depression, providing breast care if nursing the baby.  Students will also learn how to handle the infant, change diapers, clean and dress the baby, as well as bottle feed if not breast feed.

HHA16 PATIENT CARE AND COMFORT MEASUREMENT

Students will learn several things they can do for their patients that will add to their general comfort and feeling of well being.

HHA17 EMPLOYMENT

Students will be introduced as how to search, obtain, and keep employment as a Home Health Aide, to identify possible sources of employment, interview process, and requirements to be met when accepting employment.

Program Information

Tuition and FeesHome Health Aide ProgramTimeframe
Total tuition$800.00
Tuition$550.0075 Clock Hours
Registration Fee$100.00 (non-refundable)3 Weeks/.75 Month Full Time
Books & Supplies$150.00 (non-refundable)3.75 Weeks/1 month Part Time

A Clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised instruction and a ten minutes break.

Method of Payment

Full payment may be made in advance at the beginning of classes or $400.00 paid at time of enrollment, and $100.00 to be paid on a weekly basis arranged with the School’s Accounting Office.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Completion of 75 hours of theory, and clinical practice.
  2. Passing a final written examination with 75% (C) or more.
  3. Meeting all financial obligations with the school.

Diploma

Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.