HHA

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Program ID
HHA
Campus
Boynton Beach
Level
Diploma
Method
Face to Face
Clock Hours
75
Duration
2 Weeks -Weekday Classes, 4 Weeks- Evening

The objective of the Home Health Aide program is to enable students to acquire the skills necessary to enter the medical support field as a Home Health Aide. Available online or in class. Students will become proficient in personal care for homebound patients, including providing personal hygiene care; they will provide assistance with self-medication and other assistance as needed. 

The core curriculum of the program focuses on the theoretical aspects of assisting patients that are homebound, with some of the program time devoted to in-class clinical practice. As the program progresses, the student expands upon the knowledge gained in the initial theoretical training and lab experiences.

The HHA program at Care Hope College is designed to satisfy the Florida DOE Curriculum Framework for OES 66011462 SOC Code 31-1011, for Home Health Aide, (CF 01.0-23.0)

Upon successful completion of 75 hours of training, the student will receive a diploma indicating the completion of the Home Health Aide Program.

The Home Health Aide program at Care Hope College was designed to satisfy the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework for Home Health Aide as of July 2007. The 75-hour program addresses the Intended Outcomes (01-22) of the Curriculum Framework cited above. Faculty members continuously review and update the curriculum to satisfy both the stated framework requirements, as well as the student needs.

The Practical Nursing program consists of 1350 hours of education, including lectures, lab skills and clinical work.

Program Objective And Description:

The objective of the Home Health Aide program is to enable students to acquire the skills necessary to enter the medical support field as a Home Health Aide. Students will become proficient in personal care for homebound patients, including providing personal hygiene care; they will provide assistance with self-medication and other assistance as needed. The core curriculum of the program focuses on the theoretical aspects of assisting patients that are homebound, with some of the program time devoted to in class clinical practice. As the program progresses, the student expands upon the knowledge gained in the initial theoretical training and lab experiences.

The HHA program at the College is designed to satisfy the Florida DOE Curriculum Framework for OES 66011462 SOC Code 31-1011, for Home Health Aide, (CF 01.0- 23.0)

Upon successful completion of 75 hours of training, the student will receive a diploma indicating the completion of the Home Health Aide Program.

Curriculum Development:

The Home Health Aide program at the College was designed to satisfy the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework for Home Health Aide as of July 2007. The 75-hour program addresses the Intended Outcomes (01-22) of the Curriculum Framework cited above. Faculty members continuously review and update the curriculum to satisfy both the stated framework requirements, as well as the student needs.

Graduation Requirements
A diploma will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  • Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Student has completed and passed all required externship hours
  • Student Is current with financial obligations to the College
  • Student has met with the Career Services department for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  • Student has completed an Exit Interview with the Bursar
  • Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Registrar

Entry requirements

Estimated Length of Study:

Day Classes: 4 Quarters, 12 Months.

*Books and materials are NOT included in the cost of tuition. Students must purchase their own uniforms.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the Home Health Aide program must:

  • Demonstrate that they are physically able to execute assigned duties.

Program Progression

HA 101 Introduction to Home Care and Health Care Systems 2 hours
HA 102 Legal and Ethical Issues 2 hours
HA 103 Communication and Cultural Diversity 3 hours
HA 104 Infection Control and Standards: OSHA 4 hours
HA 105 HIV/AIDS Education 4 hours
HA 106 Safety and Body Mechanics 3 hours
HA 107 Emergency Care 2 hours
HA 108 Physical, Psychological and Social Health 3 hours
HA 109 Anatomy of the Human Body in Health and Disease 3 hours
HA 110 Human Development and the Aging Process 3 hours
HA 111 Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse 4 hours
HA 112 Death and Dying 2 hours
HA 113 Transfers, Ambulating and Repositioning 2 hours
HA 114 Personal Care Skills 5 hours
HA 115 Core Health Care Skills and Resident’s Rights 5 hours
HA 116 Rehabilitation and Restorative Skills 2 hours
HA 117 Medication Assistance and Technology in Home care 4 hours
HA 118 Clients with Disabilities 2 hours
HA 119 Mental Health and Mental Illness 2 hours
HA 120 Working with Newborns & Infants 4 hours
HA 121 Common Acute and Chronic Conditions 4 hours
HA 122 Maintaining a Healthy Environment 2 hours
HA 123 Meeting the Nutritional Needs of the Patient 2 hours
HA 124 Employability Skills 2 hours
HA 125 CPR 4 hours
Total Hours 75 hours

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