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This program is only offered at the Clearfield Job Corps Instructional Service Center and is only open to Job Corps students

The home health aide is an important member of the health care team directly involved with patient care of physically or mentally challenged individuals who need help with personal care, activities of daily living, and simple household chores. The Home Health Aide program prepares students to seek employment in residential care facilities, hospice settings, and clients’ homes. During the program, students will develop strong communication techniques and learn the basic nursing skills necessary to become certified as a nurse assistant in the State of Utah. Students will demonstrate proficiency in providing basic personal cares including bathing, showering, grooming, and other personal hygiene tasks, as well as develop skills for basic household tasks such as cooking and meal preparation, light cleaning, and, doing laundry. Students will develop an understanding of basic household safety and complete a ServSafe course on food safety. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be recommended to take the UNAR State Certification exam to become a certified nurse assistant in the State of Utah and will receive a food handlers’ permit from the Utah Department of Health.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate

Tuition and fees: Tuition, registration fees, books, and materials covered by the Department of Labor

Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

Home Health Aide
Classroom Hours
Mon

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Tue

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Wed

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Thu

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Fri

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Training Schedules:

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school seniors, qualified juniors in their second semester, and adult students. Students must be 16 years or older on or before the first day class. In addition, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only).
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) screening.*
  • Obtain a Hepatitis B Immunization.*

*Immunization requirements may vary depending on clinical site requirements. Additional immunizations may be needed.

NOTE: Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact the chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, and obtaining employment in a health care setting.

Functional Requirements for Student Success

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be completed by a student to perform the essential functions of the home health aide successfully.

  • The home health aide is regularly required to communicate with patients and coworkers through speech and hearing while performing the duties of this job.
  • The home health aide is very active and requires long periods of standing and walking.
  • A home health aide must be able to bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, and climb unimpeded.
  • A home health aide must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus quickly.

If you feel that your physical status would not allow you to complete these duties, you should seek the advice of your doctor or medical professional before proceeding. If your physical status or condition changes during your program of study, your instructor may be able to offer additional help or advice about how to proceed.

See faculty for more information or review critical program information here.


Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
— No Math Assessments for this program —
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • Nursing Assistant Certification (UNAR)
  • Food Handler Permit (Utah Department of Health)

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Home Health Aide program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

Program Faculty

  • FT Amber Jennings
  • LPN, Certificate from Eastern Idaho Technical College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.