Home Health Aide Program


    You must attend an information session prior to registering for the class. Please contact the Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Office for dates and times.

    You must have a current California Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate. The Home Health Aide Program prepares men and women to assist with the routine care and treatments of clients in their homes. These services include personal health care as well as food purchasing, meal planning, laundry, and light housekeeping. Successful completion of the Program results in eligibility to take the State approved tests that lead to certification as a Home Health Aide.

    The course of study includes 27 hours of classroom instruction and 27 hours of supervised clinical experience. Students wishing to enter the Program must be currently certified in California as a Nurse Assistant and have completed the College assessment tests demonstrating eligibility for English 51. Specific information regarding the Program may be obtained by calling or writing to the Health Sciences/Nursing Programs office.

    This course expands on the content taught in the Nurse Assistant Program to provide preparation for care of residents in home care settings. Content emphasizes personal care, basic communication, safety, meal planning, and maintaining a healthful environment. Students wishing to participate in this Program must have a current California CNA license.

    NOTE:  The HHA Program requires a criminal background check.   Students should be aware that the results of the background check may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site placement.  Students may be denied access to the program on the basis of the results of the background check.  The College is required to comply with licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies.  If you have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program chair to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.




    Important Forms

    HHA Program Requirements

    Penal Code Sections List

    Hepatitis B Q&A Sheet


    For more information contact:

    Phone: (760) 366-3791 ext. 5801
    Email: Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Department