Enroll today in the University of Central Missouri's Personal Care Assistant Development certificate program and begin a career in the healthcare field. The demand for personal care assistants is growing rapidly as health-care costs rise and our population ages. Personal care assistants are responsible for helping people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled or elderly. They work in the home and assist with daily activities such as bathing, feeding, grooming, cooking and some housework. In addition, personal care assistants help clients with doctor appointments, provide or make arrangements for transportation, prepare and serve meals, ensure medication is taken properly and serve as companions for their clients. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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|210 hours (including out-of-classroom work)
|18 years or older; high school diploma or GED preferred; ability to pass a background check; ability to list 50 pounds; reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance is recommended
Through this course, students will learn how to care for individuals with a variety of health- and disability-related needs, emergency care and safety. The demand for personal care assistants is expected to increase by 12,220 over the next five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with median salary around $23,130. Students successfully completing this course will earn HIPAA Certification and American Heart Association Basic Life Support/CPR Certification.