Home Health Aide

About our Program
This 100-hour Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the health field as a Home Health Aide. At the successful completion of this training, students will receive certification in the area of Home Health Aide Level Three, which includes the three different career areas Homemaker, Personal Care Homemaker or full Home Health Aide.

  • The first area, Homemaker, qualifies students to  care for an individual’s home environment.
  • The second area, Personal Care Homemaker,  builds on the Homemaker tasks and adds the  knowledge and skill of assisting a stable but needy client in performing personal care. These activities include learning how to bathe, dress, groom, transfer, and ambulate a client.
  • The third area, Home Health Aide, builds on all  prior learned skills, but adds the special skills of  caring for a medically-ill client. Throughout each  phase of the educational process, students will  become an effective and competent part of a  health care team. At the completion of the program, job placement services are available.

In order to participate in this program, students must be 18 years old and be prepared to take a CORI. 

Details of the fall 2018 course will be available July 1, 2018

*An interview is required before registration. To schedule an INTERVIEW contact Paul Key, Associate Director of Community Education at 508-588-9100, x1312 or through email at pkey@massasoit.mass.edu

Certificate of Completion
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion this course.

Who Should Become a Home Health Aide?

  • Someone interested in exploring the Health Care  field.
  • Someone who wants a flexible schedule.
  • Someone who is working in a related field  looking to broaden his or her experience.
  • Someone who wants to work full or part time in  a professional capacity.
  • Someone who enjoys helping others.
  • Anyone who is interested in building a career in  the respected Health Care field at his or her own  pace.

About our Instructor
Pat Boyd, RN, BSN: Ms. Boyd is a registered nurse who has been practicing for more than 20 years in the areas of cardiac care, geriatrics, and home health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Theta Alpha Chapter.

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information
You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

For additional information about the Home Health Aide certificate program please contact Paul Key at 508-588-9100 x1312 or at pkey@massasoit.mass.edu

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Home Health Aide Standout Student 
Hannah Dennis

Home Health Aide - Hannah Dennis

When Hannah Dennis took an inventory of what was important in her career, working one-on-one with patients in the health care field was at the top of her list.  She had a great desire to build strong connections with patients and becoming a Home Health Aide seemed to be a great way to accomplish that.  After much online research, Hannah found that the Home Health Aide certificate program at Massasoit Community College was not only offered at a convenient location and time, but also offered components that other local programs did not.  She quickly registered and started classes in February of 2017.
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Through the Home Health Aide program, Hannah learned a lot about herself.  Specifically, she learned what she could handle in balancing a multitude of priorities in her life.  She completed the program while working full-time and managing various personal commitments.  In the spring of 2017, Hannah was hired as a Home Health Aide by Cottage Care Givers.  While she considers returning to school and becoming a nurse in the future, for now she is enjoying her new career as a Home Health Aide.

When asked what she would say to students considering the Home Health Aide program at Massasoit, Hannah advises: “If you have a caring personality and a love for people, this is the type of work you should do.  There is a big need in the Health Care field for good, compassionate Home Health Aides.”

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