Patient Care Assistant
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies, or Home Health Aides. The Patient Care Assistant Program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills. The program provides technical skill proficiency and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.
This program prepares students for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants (SOC 31-1014 Nursing Assistants). This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant for both acute and long-term care settings.
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This occupation has an average wage of $12.00 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.
Patient Care Assistant:
|Cours Number||OCP||Course Title||Length|
|HSC0003||A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 hours|
|HCP0121||B||Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)||75 hours|
|HCP332||C||Advanced Home Health Aide||50 hours|
|HCP0020||D||Patient Care Assistant (Currently Not Offered)||75 hours|