Personal Care Aide

Certificate of Completion

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become personal care aides in the home or in a health care facility. The choice of a career development course or health careers employability skills course are also provided to increase employability and work skills. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate entry-level employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational health skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health career programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Personal Care Aide certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment as a personal care attendant in a home setting or a care facility.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further allied health career programs..

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Personal Care Aide
Career Development
or VOC HTH06 Health Careers Employability Skills

Recommended Elective

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Medical Core Studies

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC PCA Personal Care Aide 0
 Total Units0
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