This October, Warren County Community College will be offering a Certified Home Health Aide Program approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Employment of home health aides is expected to grow by nearly 70% by 2020, and graduates of this program will be able to capitalize on that trend through employment with Home, Health, and Hospice agencies working out of a client’s home.
This 76-hour course will cover a comprehensive range of topics. Students will learn the essentials of housekeeping and homemaking as well as personal care skills for clients, including bathing, dressing, and feeding. In addition, mobility issues will also be covered. Home health aides might also be required to assist with medications and the checking of vital signs, under the supervision of a nurse.
Classes run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and begin Oct. 17. Requirements are that students be 18 years of age or over, supply a 2X2 passport photo and $80 application fee in the form of a money order made payable to the NJ Board of Nursing, possess a clear criminal background history, and have a clear understanding of written and spoken English. In addition an applicant must have a “promise of employment letter” from a Licensed Home Care Provider at the time of registration.
All classes take place at Warren County Community College Phillipsburg Education Center. Cost for the course is $825, plus textbook. For more information on this or any other continuing education or personal enrichment courses at WCCC, call 908-689-7613. There is funding available for those that are eligible.