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Certified Caregiver

  • 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.

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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.

Credits:  2/year

Meeting times:
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 counselors@pimajted.org


Locations offering Certified Caregiver:

  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
  • Pierson Vocational High School
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