Personal Care Assistant Certification Program with Clinical Externship



This comprehensive program prepares students for a position as a Personal Care Assistant. Emphasis is on giving personal care in a client’s home, communications, working with ill persons, basic human needs, eldercare, nutrition, special diets, and home management. Many different types of individuals who live at home or in a home-like residential facility require assistance with minor medical and daily tasks. Personal Care Assistants provide this assistance or provide some of the care to allow family caregivers a respite. This program will ensure students are prepared to provide a variety of essential services for their clients including health care management and monitoring, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) ranging from bathing, dressing, eating, using the bathroom, housekeeping and laundry to medication reminders and/or management, recreational activities and companionship, security and transportation.

Course Code: ECDC-PCA

Program Duration: 6 Months

Contact Hours: 750

Student Tuition: $3,950