Home Health AideNC

Non-Credit Certificate

Build a strong foundation for steady employment or advance your career in the healthcare industry by enrolling in the Quincy College Home Health Aide Non-Credit Certificate program funded under the CDBG, City of Quincy grant.

The Quincy College Home Health Aide program is 120+ class hours.

Topics Covered

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Safety and Body Mechanics
  • Infection prevention and Standard Precautions
  • Communication and Cultural Diversity
  • Individuals and Families
  • Special Problems / Abuse
  • Death, Dying and Hospice
  • Positioning, Transfer, and Ambulation
  • Personal Care skills (Elastic Stockings, Dressings, Vital Signs)
  • Core Health Care Skills (Hygiene, Grooming, Appliances)
  • Nutrition
  • Meal planning, Shopping, Preparation and Storage
  • Home Management
  • Home Safety
  • Clients with Disability
  • New mothers, Infant and Children
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Managing Time Energy and Money
  • Medication and Technology in Home Care


Sign up for HHA 101 Quincy here.

Courses/programs listed with “NC” are non-credit courses/programs.

Lifelong Learning

This program will prepare students for a career in the healthcare field as a Home Health Aide.

“This course has given me the opportunity to not only discover a career path I feel passionate about, but also taught me new skills I can incorporate into my own personal routines and relationships.” – Jennifer Labrie

Home Health Aides are not nurses, but they are supervised by a registered nurse who can help assess client’s daily living needs. HHA is a trusted profession as they tend to their client’s needs at their most vulnerable moments. To be invited into someone’s home and provide care is a privilege.

What does a Home Health Aide do?

  • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing.
  • Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, such as checking vital signs or administering prescribed medication at scheduled times.
  • Do light housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming in a client’s home.
  • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments.
  • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or for other kinds of outings.
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications.
  • Help to keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities raid to leave spaces open.


Home Health AideNC Courses
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • HHA 101
    • Home Health Aide
    The Non-Credit Home Health Aide Certificate program is 85 class hours on our Quincy Campus and 25 hours of clinical practicum at Best of Care Inc., conveniently located in Presidents Place.

    Supervised practical training to be provided in a patient care setting. Clinical experience is a major part of HHA training certificate program. Students will be assigned patients to work with at nursing facilities or other locations. During the clinical experience students will be supervised, and students must complete 25 hours of training as set by the program standards.

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