The Home Health Aide (HHA) is an important member of the health-care team who assists the nurse with the care of patients in their homes, memory care units, assisted living, and long term care. A HHA certificate is awarded by the Department of Public Health to CNAs who qualify by completing both the HHA program and their CNA certification. Experience is gained during this program at a long-term care facility with a rehabilitation component.
Home Health Aide at SRJC
The HHA Certificate consists of 40 hours of lecture, skills lab, and clinical practice. The program is offered in the fall for 2 week, 3 days a week. Clinical hours are held in a long-term care facility with a rehabilitation component for residents expected to return to their homes. The course is limited to 30 students. Upon successful completion of the course with a “C” grade (70%) or better, the student will receive a Acknowledgement of Completion from Santa Rosa Junior College.
The HHA Program carries 1.5 academic units. A 1.5 unit course mandates at least 3 hours per week, or more of study time.
If a student needs 12 units to qualify for financial aid, online or self-paced classes may be needed, as the HHA course hours prevent any regularly scheduled courses from being taken concurrently.
There is a mandatory orientation day listed with the Certified Nursing Assistant Program you should attend to get your questions answered and paper work done before the class starts. You will not have time once the class has begun. Each class day is 4-8 hours for 6 days within a 2 week period.