Personal Care Attendant - Certificate of Completion

The Personal Care Attendant program provides students with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers as personal care attendants. The curriculum also prepares students for a pathway to credit health programs. Students gain knowledge in causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life care, cultural diversity, caregiver ethics and skills, medical guidelines, and utilizing key community resources.

Required Courses

PCAN 3000PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT I: BASIC CARE0
PCAN 3001PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT II: DEMENTIA AND END OF LIFE CARE0

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply health care related terms and procedures comfortably in situations commonly encountered during employment as a personal care assistant.
  2. Differentiate between responses to dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and scenarios to select the course most beneficial to the patient.
  3. Categorize local health care facilities based on their resources for patients and the families of patients.