image for layout
image for layout
masthead bottom rule

 

 

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.

Click here for units of study.

 

 

Leaders for Educational Excellence motto graphic
image for layout
image for layout