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Personal Care Aide (PCA) Training Program

  • Course level: All Levels

About Course

Students enrolled in E.D.P.’s Personal Care Aide program will learn how to provide care for individuals with disabilities, injuries, or elder-care needs in the privacy of their homes. Topics covered include the role of the Personal Care Aide, the use of assistive devices, employee-employer relationship, safety, infection control, communication, ADL’s, privacy, dignity, and autonomy. The practical aspects of the program teach students how to work with safety-related equipment such as Hydraulic lifts and wheelchairs along with natural transfer devices and good boy mechanics.

Description

This course teaches skills, knowledge and guidelines for becoming the Home Health Aide. Topics covered include the role of the Home Health Aide, the use of assistive devices, employee-employer relationship, safety, infection control, communication, ADL’s, privacy, dignity and autonomy. The practical aspects of the program teach students how to work with safety related equipment such as Hydraulic lifts and wheelchairs along with natural transfer devices and good boy mechanics.

This course has been approved by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Middle States Association of America.

For assistance obtaining a financial aid estimate, please visit our Financial Aid Resources page.

 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 34 percent from 2019 to 2029.

Overall employment of home health and personal care aides is projected to grow 34 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom generation ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health and personal care aides will continue to increase.

Elderly clients and people with disabilities are increasingly relying on home care as an alternative to nursing homes or hospitals. Families may prefer to keep aging family members in their homes rather than in nursing homes or hospitals.

Clients who need help with everyday tasks and household chores, rather than medical care, may be able to reduce their medical expenses by staying in or returning to their homes. About 568,800 openings for home health and personal care aides are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.


 

Begin the enrollment process for the Personal Care Aide (PCA) training course at E.D.P. School.

Simply fill out the form below and our admissions department will be in touch with you shortly. For assistance obtaining a financial aid estimate, please visit our Financial Aid Resources page.





Home Health Aide
Personal Care Aide
Certified Nurse Aide

Medical Assisting Training
Ultrasound Sonography

Accounting and Bookkeeping
ESL & Business Communications


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If you would rather discuss enrollment opportunities verbally over the phone, please call us at (718) 332-6469.



Free

Upon Completion Students Receive

  • Length of Study: approx. 3 weeks
  • Upon Completion: Certificate Qualifying from Home Health Care Registry (DOH)
  • Program Offered: Classes start every month

Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this course.
  • A high school diploma or accredited equivalency is required.

Students Will Learn

  • Understanding Body Systems
  • Good hygienic Care
  • Good nutrition as well as special diet.
  • Meal preparation