Long Term Care Certificate for Direct Care Workers-Specialty Skills in Elder Care

Caregiver or healthcare worker with senior woman patient

The certificate for Direct Care Workers - Specialty Skills in Elder Care is designed to enhance clinical skills of direct care providers in long term care facilities, including front line workers, receptionists, and recreation facilitators.

It targets specialty areas in elder care and gives an overview of healthcare systems and administration. It also provides an avenue for healthcare providers to move into supervisory positions and/or to further their education towards advanced degrees.

Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.

  • HLT 104 Substance Abuse

    3 credits
  • HLT 106 Rehabilitation

    3 credits
  • HLT 107 Mental Health

    3 credits
  • HCA 101 Health Care Systems & Administration

    3 credits

    12 credits

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who complete a certificate for Direct Care Workers - Specialty Skills in Elder Care should be able to:

  1. Explain the bio-psychosocial disease process of addiction and critically compare it to the moral model of addiction.
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the members of the rehabilitation team.
  3. Discuss mental health issues problems associated with an aging society.
  4. To analyze and describe the healthcare organization and operation.

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