SCCC Offers Certified Home Health Aide Training

Article Posted -- May 12, 2014

As home health care needs continue to rise, the availability of qualified, caring individuals in this growing field becomes ever more essential. Sussex County Community College is offering a seven-week training program leading to certification and a new career as a Certified Home Health Aide. The program, offered through SCCC’s Health Sciences Department, consists of 60 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours and is designed to meet New Jersey Board of Nursing requirements.

Home Health Aides provide individualized care to the elderly, convalescents or persons with disabilities in hospice facilities or patient’s homes. Home Health Aides provide hands-on health-related patient care by helping patients bathe, dress and eat, and monitor the patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and blood pressure.

Classes will meet Tuesday and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at SCCC. The next program will begin Tuesday, May 27, and registration is currently open.

For more information or to register, contact Dawn Latincsics at 973-300-6573.
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