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Personal Care Aide

BECOME A PERSONAL CARE AIDE IN 13 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 


FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

​Course #
​Course Name
​CRN
​Dates
​Days
​TimeInstructor
Location
​ALH A001N

PCA I - Knowledge, Attitudes & Skills

22062

Sept 14 - Oct 14

Tues/Thurs

9:00 AM - 12:20 PM 

​Tierney Loveland-Grace
​Online via Zoom*
​ALH A002N

PCA II - Person-Centered Care

​22065

Oct 19 - Nov 9 

​Tues/Thurs

9:00 AM - 12:35 PM

​Tierney Loveland-Grace
​Online via Zoom & ALH SCI 202**

​ALH A009N 
Assisting Patients with Alzheimer's & Dementia 
​27018
​Nov 18 - Dec 9
​Tues/Thurs
​9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Tierney Loveland-Grace
​Online via Zoom*



*Classes meet live online at the scheduled times. Students are expected to attend and participate in class during the times listed via Zoom. 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.


**ALH A002N meets online except for two days on-campus for an in-person student skills check on November 4 & 9. 


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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