Home Health Aide

Hours & Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


Tuition and lab $745.80 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Assessments not required


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

Prepared for immediate employment and further education

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Average Salary

$25,410 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

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



  • 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
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


  • 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


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

Completion Rate*

Based upon the 2021 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2018 – 2019.

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: Donna Soncrant, Career Program Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3470
Fax: (904) 547-3614



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