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Home Health Aide: Supplemental


This competency-based supplemental course that follows the Nursing Assistant Long-term Care course, which is it's prerequisite. This competency-based course trains students to give basic nursing care in the home setting. Emphasis is given to the philosophy of nursing, safety principles in the home, and infection control methods as used by the home health aide. Nutrition in relation to maintenance of health is stressed. Integrated throughout the program are methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the client. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

Nursing skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the classroom skills laboratory before being demonstrated in community health facilities. 


  • Certificate of Completion - Medical Terminology (HIT 1)
  • 8.0 reading level
  • No criminal record
  • Current I.D.
  • TB clearance
  • Physical exam
  • BLS valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card
  • Social Security number


  • Separate costs for books, exams, supplies, preparation, certifications and/or licenses provided by outside vendors may be incured.
  • Once a Certificate of Completion is earned in a course, that course cannot be repeated.