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SCC Students Complete Special Training

PHA Home Care(July 8, 2014) Students at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed Home Care Aide training offered at the Albemarle Public Housing Family Life Center. This program is part of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Federal Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST).

This course, which includes classroom and laboratory learning experiences, prepares students to become Personal and Home Care Aides. Home health aides provide personal care for patients who need assistance for a variety of reasons including illness, advanced age, disability, or cognitive impairment. Home health aides may work with patients as part of a hospice care program also. This training bridges the gap of taking care of individuals needing personal care services in the home.

The job outlook is excellent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with growth projected to be over 50 percent, which is "much faster than average" job growth. That growth represents the addition of about a half a million new jobs or more by 2018.

To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or completion of high school equivalency and be CNA-1 certified. Upon completion of this course, students will have a Home Care Aide specialty designation on the state’s Nurse Aide Registry.

For more information about any of the nurse aide programs offered at Stanly Community College, please contact Nurse Aide Coordinator Dana Craven, RN, at 704-991-0342 or visit the program page.

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Pictured left to right Dagmar Jackson, Starla Hulin, Pamela Poole, RN (Instructor), Megan Watkins and Jade Gilbert.