- Gain on-site clinical training to provide support and care for the elderly and individuals incapable of caring for themselves.
- Learn how to prepare meals, help patients follow a proper diet, escort them to appointments, engage them in recreational activities, check vital signs, dispense and monitor medication, participate in a citywide disaster drill, and assist with bathing, dressing and grooming.
- Study legal and ethical responsibilities, prevention of elderly abuse, neglect and exploitation, safety procedures, emergency care, and how to communicate effectively with a supervising nurse about patients.
- Earn high school credit, CPR/First Aid certification, and your Caregiver certification to work in private homes or assisted living facilities.
This is a Healthcare Pathway Class*
Locations: JTED @ Camino Seco, JTED @ Master Pieces
*Prerequisite: Healthcare Foundations (Ask your counselor about alternative prerequisites at your home high school)
- Grade 12
- Placement testing required.
- This program requires fingerprint clearance, drug testing and a background check.
- The NCIA/ALFM regulatory agency requires students to provide a valid Social Security number.
- In order to obtain certification as a Caregiver, students must pass a written skills exam.
- No high school diploma or GED before May 2018.
JTED @ Camino Seco: T/TH 2:15-6:15 p.m. Open Lab: F 12-5 p.m.
JTED @ Master Pieces M/W 2:15-6:15 p.m. Open Lab: F 12-5 p.m.
+ minimum of 5 Saturdays (8-hour clinicals) during second semester (TBD)
Fees: $300 Plus required uniforms and supplies.
Fee waivers are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please speak with a JTED Central Campus counselor, or email email@example.com