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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Patient Care Services

StudentsDesigned for students who enjoy working with others, Patient Care Services focuses on basic skills and knowledge needed for employment in a health-related field. Students learn about infection control, personal care, resident relations and housekeeping as related to providing indirect care to residents of a health care facility.

Fast Facts on certified home health aides

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 38 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2022
  • Median U.S. Salary: $21,920 per year  (in 2015)
  • Education requirements: Home health aides working in certified home health or hospice agencies must complete formal training and pass a standardized test.


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Patient Care Services students gain real-world experience through job sampling experiences at health care and nursing facilities. Upon completion, they are prepared for a range of career opportunities or further training in the health care field.  Students may be able to earn up to three certifications: Companion Caregiver, Patient Care Associate, and Home Health Aide. They will earn CPR and American Health Association First Aid certifications.

Patient Care Services is a career studies program for students who want to learn hands-on at an alternative pace. The program provides challenging, developmentally appropriate career prep experiences.

Career studies programs are taught by educators with substantial experience in their profession.

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