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Home Health Aide

Hours

165 hours / 5.5 weeks / 1.375 months

Class Schedule

Cost

Tuition is approximately $745.80 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is not required for this program

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Work as a vital member of the healthcare team along with doctors, nurses, and therapists

Experience the excitement of helping patients perform activities of daily living and providing personal comfort and care

Assess needs of those that have illnesses or disabilities in the healthcare clinical setting

CAREER FOCUS

Prepared for immediate employment and further education

 

Average Salary

$24,220 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Right at Home of Greater Jacksonville and St. Augustine
  • Starling at Nocatee

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • Physical, emotional, and developmental characteristics of the populations served by the agency, including the need for respect for the patient or client, his privacy, and his property
  • Assist the patient toward independent living
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Communication and Observation skills
  • Basic human needs; maintenance of a safe, clean, and healthy home environment including household chores
  • Personal care including good body mechanics
  • Nutritional and fluid intake needs including food preparation
  • Recognition of emergencies and applicable follow-up within the home health aide scope of performance
  • Special care and rehabilitation needs of the client
  • Household management and record keeping
  • Pet facilitated therapy
  • Employability skills
  • HIV/AIDS Domestic Violence and Prevention of Medical Errors education
  • Basic infection control procedures
  • Vital signs – Reading and recording temperature, pulse and respiration
  • Cultural differences in families
  • Observation, reporting and documentation of patient or client status and the care or services provided

APPLICATION & LINKS

Home Health Aide
Home Health Aide OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
B HCP0330 Nurse Aide and Orderly 75

Industry Certifications

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Home health agencies
  • Private duty
  • Employment of home health aides is projected to grow 38 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

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Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Debbie Warren
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3471

Name: Deonna Mullins
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3470

 

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