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Personal Care Aide

BECOME A PERSONAL CARE AIDE IN 12 WEEKS!



This entry-level certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the workforce and provides the skills necessary to move upward in the healthcare field.


JOB DESCRIPTION 

Personal Care Aides (PCAs) assist consumers who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, elderly and/or frail. They work in the home and help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework. PCAs help clients make and keep appointments with doctors, provide or arrange transportation, make and serve meals, make sure clients take their medicine and provide companionship. 


PROGRAM INFORMATION 2 Personal Care Aide students practicing applying bandages

  • FREE training program includes two noncredit courses
  • Students successfully completing required courses earn a Certificate of Completion 
  • Local employer "virtual" visits and job referrals provided 
  • Noncredit courses are tuition-free and zero units 
  • Course materials are provided 


SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

​Course #
​Course Name
​CRN
​Dates
​Days
​TimeLocation
​ALH A001N

PCA I - Knowledge, Attitudes & Skills

41994

March 1 - April 7

Tues/Thurs

9:00 AM - 12:20 PM 

​ALH SCI 202 + Live Online*
​ALH A002N

PCA II - Person-Centered Care

​41995

April 12 - May 5 

​Tues/Thurs

9:00 AM - 12:10 PM

ALH SCI 202 + Live Online*

​ALH A009N 
Assisting Patients with Alzheimer's & Dementia 
​46687
May 10 - May 26 
​Tues/Thurs
​9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
​Live Online**



*ALH A001N and ALH A002N meet on-campus and live online via Zoom. Please view the online course schedule for additional information. 


**ALH A009N meets live online via Zoom at the scheduled times. Students are expected to attend and participate in class during the times listed. Students need a computer, laptop or tablet to complete class requirements. Chromebooks laptops are available to check-out from the Adult Education Office. Contact us for more information.


INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tierney Loveland-Grace

Email: tlovelandgrace@occ.cccd.edu 


 Students of the Personal Care Aide class


CONTACT US

Adult Education Office
Phone: (714) 432-6897
Email: adulteducation@occ.cccd.edu 

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