Home Health Aide

Programs of Study

Home Health Aide
Credential Clock Hours Credit Length
Certificate 75 0 3 Weeks


Program Description:

The Home Health Aide program is designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to effectively provide bodily care and emotional comfort to their patients. This program will also allow graduates to work for Home Health Aide Agencies/patients that will pay them out of Medicare and/ or Medicaid because it meets the 75 hour training requirement.

Program Objectives:

The purpose of the Home Health Aide program is to help students acquire the necessary skills such as: communication, nutrition principles, household management and record keeping, special care and rehabilitation to efficiently provide bodily care and emotional comfort to their patients and assist them toward independent living in a safe environment.

Admission Procedures and Requirements for Home Health Aide

To be admitted in the home health aide program, prospective students are required to fill out an admission application and sign a student enrollment agreement.

Progress Requirements for Graduation

Students are required to earn at least a C for every attempted course to pass them. In addition, they have to maintain an average cumulative GPA of at least C throughout their course of study to successfully complete their program.

Job Outlook

Quick Facts: Home Health Aides
2012 Median Pay $20,820 per year
$10.01 per hour
Entry-Level Education Less than high school
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2012 875,100
Job Outlook, 2012-22 48% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 424,200

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program