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Personal Care Aide

BECOME A PERSONAL CARE AIDE IN 9 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 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. Personal Care Aides 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

  • Tuition-free, 9-week training program includes two noncredit courses
  • Students successfully completing required courses earn a Certificate of Completion 
  • Local employer visits and job referrals provided 
  • Noncredit courses are tuition-free, however, course material fees apply
  • Students who would like to park on campus must purchase a parking permit
  • ALH A003N is optional. Students who succesfully complete the course earn American Heart Association First Aid, CPR/AED certification and a course completion eCard 


SCHEDULE - FALL 2019 


Option 1: Orange Coast College, Allied Health Sciences, Room 202  

Instructor: Tierney Loveland-Grace

​Course
​CRN
​Dates
​Days
​Time ​Fee

​ALH A001N

Personal Care Aide I 

27113

September 9 - October 9

Mon/Wed 

8:30 - 11:50 a.m. 

​$30

​ALH A002N

Personal Care Aide II 

​27116

​October 14 - November 6

​Mon/Wed 

8:30 - 11:40 a.m. 

​$20


Option 2: Huntington Beach Adult School, Westminster Campus, Room A1

Instructor: Shannon Vance 

​Course
​CRN
​Dates
​Days
​Time
​Fee
​ALH A001N
Personal Care Aide 1
​27114
​September 17 - October 17 
​Tues/Thurs
​6:00 - 9:20 p.m. 
​$30
​ALH A002N
Personal Care Aide II
​27115
​October 22 - November 14
​Tues/Thurs
​6:00 - 9:10 p.m. 
​$20


Optional: ALH A003N - First Aid and CPR/AED for Personal Care Aides 

Location: Orange Coast College, Allied Health Sciences, Room 202 

Instructor: Tierney Loveland-Grace 

Choose one section: 

​CRN
​Dates
​Days
​Time
​Fee
​27117
November 13 - 20​​Mon/Wed
​8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
​$45
​27128
​November 27 - December 9
​Mon/Wed 
​8:30 - 10:35 a.m. 
​$45

Course material fees for ALH A003N include an American Heart Association (AHA) student workbook, AHA course completion eCard, and CPR mask. 


How to Register - Applying for Admission

1. Current and/or returning OCC students should enroll in courses through MyOCC. 

OR 

2. First-time college students need to complete the Noncredit Admissions Application

OR

3. Students currently enrolled at Golden West College and/or Coastline College should apply for admissions to OCC: Application for students with a Student ID C#.



 Students of the Personal Care Aide class


Questions? 

Contact the Adult Education Office at: 

714-432-6897 or adulteducation@occ.cccd.edu