Personal Care Aide Apprenticeship Certificate Program New

The Personal Care Aide Apprenticeship Certificate program is a partnership between UNLV Continuing Education, the Nevada's Apprenticeship Project and Las Vegas employers. This program consists of a 144 hour educational experience partnered with a paid on-the-job training through approved Las Vegas employers. Upon successful completion of the program, students are guaranteed employment and receive a UNLV Certificate and a National Occupational Credential through the Department of Labor. Students interested in this program must apply directly through the employers for admittance into the program.

Personal care aides provide critical support for everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, housekeeping, errands, and meal planning. Students will explore key issues related to providing safe, attentive personal care services in a home-based setting or group facility. Among the covered topics are: basic anatomy and physiology; disease processes and prevention; nutrition; infection control; emergency interventions; medical terminology; dementia; employment strategies; and caregiver wellness. During a hands-on clinical skills lab, practice skills essential to the care of elderly and disabled clients including bathing, dressing, mobility, transferring, toileting, grooming, and meal planning. Because personal care aides often work with vulnerable populations, professional ethics are emphasized throughout training. Students will learn OSHA and CDC standards, documentation, abuse, and professional responsibility.

Dates:April 7 - May 3, 2018
Meets:Sa, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, 19 sessions
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 302
Instructor:Liz Colosimo
Fee: $1,999.00
Textbook:Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Edition ISBN: 9780323084338 & Workbook 9780323084390

Students will need to wear scrubs to all class sessions and will need purchase the course textbook and workbook. Course includes CPR training. Last two Saturday sessions will be held at 1001 Shadow Lane and will be held until 3:30 pm.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


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