Home Health Aide – HHA

Home Health Aide – 40-Hour Program

Certificate Course

The Home Health Aide Program is a 40-hour program designed for individuals who have successfully completed a California Nurse Assistant Certificate course. This program prepares students to become competent healthcare providers who can help individuals who are disabled, chronically ill, cognitively impaired, or older adults live in their own homes or residential facilities instead of in health facilities or institutions. Program length is 2-4 weeks. 

Delivery Format: Residential

Admission Requirements:

  • Possession of High School Diploma or GED or equivalent OR pass an entrance exam.
  • Valid Social Security Number or ITIN
  • Must have successfully completed a California State Nurse Assistant Program or equivalent or have certification as a Nurse assistant from the California Department of Public Health.

Program Participation Requirements:

  • Good physical and mental health (verified by a health practitioner via a physical examination and tuberculosis screening and testing)
  • Must receive a flu shot during flu season or will be required to wear a mask during the entire clinical rotation. Flu shot exemptions may require a medical provider note.
  • Clinical facilities may require a covid vaccine for clinical participation.
  • Clinical facilities may require a hepatitis B vaccine or declination.
  • Must undergo a criminal background screening. 
  • Ability to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Possess proficient computer skills, including navigating operating systems, managing files, using common office applications, and engaging in online communication, as computer literacy is essential for academic success and program readiness.

Program Description/Clock Hours:

The program consists of 20 hours of clinical time and 20 hours of classroom time. Certification is granted by the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification program (L&C), Aide and Technician Certification Section (ATCS).

Job Classification Code:

The Home Health Aide Program prepares graduates for the following job classifications as classified by the United States Department of Labor: Code: 31-1100- Home Health and Personal Care Aides.

Description of Instruction Provided:

Instruction provided includes classroom lectures, skills lab, and clinical training.

Home Health Aide (HHA) Program Objectives:

  1. Develop a strong foundation in the principles and practices of home healthcare.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and their families.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to assess clients’ needs and provide appropriate care.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in basic HHA skills such as medication management, wound care, and personal hygiene.
  5. Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare and adhere to professional standards.
  6. Gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training in home healthcare settings.

Home Health Aide Program Fees

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Program Deposit fee ( non-refundable)


Books and Course Materials (non-refundable, non-returnable)


Student Tuition Recovery Fee (non-refundable)



$275 (at $6.87 per clock hour)

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Physical Exam, TB Test, Flu Vaccine


Two White Scrubs and Tennis Shoes


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Incidental Charges

Make-up Days