Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

A program that prepares individuals to provide routine care and support services for homebound disabled, recovering, or elderly people. Includes instruction in basic nutrition, home sanitation, infection control, first aid, taking vital signs, personal hygiene, interpersonal communication skills, supervised home management, emergency recognition and referral, geriatric care, and legal and ethical responsibilities. (Moved from 51.1615)

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164

Labor Market Information

  • Orderlies
  • Median wage:$14.74/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Median wage:$11.08/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Median wage:$13.26/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Home Health Aides
  • Median wage:$11.58/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu