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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
nurse helping an elderly woman

Our Home Health Program

Program Highlights

  • Experience the joy and satisfaction of helping others with activities of daily living in a home setting.
  • Work alongside home health professionals to follow the prescribed plan of care.
  • Develop professional work ethics and medical skills while providing comprehensive care.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state certification, immediate employment, and further education.

Listing of Instructional

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Communication
  • Diseases and Disabilities
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Ethical and Legal Conduct
  • Infection Control
  • Nutritional Needs
  • Physical and Emotional Needs
  • Proper Body Mechanics
  • Self-Care
  • Special Populations Care

Direct Care Worker Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $11.17–$12.02
  • Hourly: $23,230–$25,000

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Program Length

  • The home health program is two years in length. Students have the opportunity to obtain direct care worker industry certification, as well as OSHA 10-hour healthcare and CPR instruction.
  • Students successfully completing the program have the opportunity to earn free dual enrollment college credit providing all requirements are met.

Related Career Pathways

  • Dietician*
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Health Educator*
  • Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nurse Aide*
  • Social Worker*
  • Special Needs Caregiver
  • Registered Nurse*
  • Respiratory Therapist*

*with additional education in this field