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Health Care Aide
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Health Care Aide

Health care aides help to provide basic care to individuals of all ages and abilities who require assistance in their daily activities.

These duties can include assisting with daily tasks such as getting ready for the day, eating, organizing, cleaning, and planning appointments. Health care aides also sometimes take vital signs. They can work in private homes or residential and medical facilities.

Stratford's Health Care Aide course is designed to teach students about the fundamental tasks performed by a health care aide. The course covers medical terminology and the human body, safety, communication, emergency procedures, health care documentation, employment strategies and more.

The final module deals specifically with home care. This module is of particular interests since home health aides are among the fastest growing careers with a 35% job growth rate, which is much faster than the average.*

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Home Health Aides, on the Internet at
Medical Terminology
• Basic Word Structure
• The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
• The Cardiovascular System
• The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
• The Respiratory System
• The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
• The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
• The Nervous System
• The Integumentary System and Special Senses
• Glossary of Medical Terms

Health Care Part 1
• Careers in Health Care
• Current Health Care Systems and Trends
• Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
• Medical Terminology
• Medical Math

Health Care Part 2
• Organization of the Human Body
• Structure and Function of the Human Body
• Growth and Development
• Body Mechanics
• Infection Control
• Environmental Safety
• Lifestyle Management
• Professionalism

Health Care Part 3
• The Patient as an Individual
• The Communication Process
• Written Communication
• Computers and Technology in Health Care
• Documentation and Medical Records
• Physical Assessment
• Emergency Procedures
• Controlling Health Care Costs
• Performance Improvement and Customer Service
• Job Leads and the Resume
• Interview, Portfolio, and Application
• Successful Employment Strategies

Providing Home Care
• The Home Care System and Care Team
• Communication and Cultural Diversity
• Infection Prevention, Safety and Body Mechanics
• Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation
• Physical, Psychological, and Social Health
• Common Chronic and Acute Conditions
• Human Development and Aging
• Positioning, Transfers, and Ambulation
• Medications and Technology in Home Care
• Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
• Clients with Disabilities
• Mental Health and Mental Illness
• New Mothers, Infants, and Children
• Dying, Death, and Hospice
• Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation and Storage
• Managing Time, Energy, and Money
• Caring for Yourself and Your Career
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Health Care Aide Course

"I have been able to complete my schooling as well as work a full time job. That is something I really enjoyed! I fully recommend SCI to anyone!"

Alicia M.

"The knowledge I have gained from this program has helped me a lot in my present job."

Anniechel S.

“The courses that I took were not only informative, but very beneficial to what I am doing now.”

Vanessa P.

"I am a full-time caregiver. This course has helped me improve my skills in caregiving and infection prevention."

- Robert C.