Nursing students working with simulated patient

Training Programs: Healthcare Aide with Gerontology Specialization

Learn what it takes to be a home health aide (HHA) and how to provide health, safety, and personal grooming assistance to clients in their homes or in residential settings. Upon finishing this 50-hour course, students receive a certificate of completion from New York Institute of Technology. Classes will be held in person on New York Tech's Long Island campus. This FREE training is valued at $600.

Upon finishing this 50-hour course, students receive a certificate of completion from New York Institute of Technology. Note: Please view additional information regarding the Home Healthcare Training Certificate from the New York State Department of Health.

Course topics and hands-on training include:

  • Recording vital signs
  • Personal care tasks
  • Patient companionship
  • Medication distribution
  • Patient nutrition
  • Home healthcare aid roles and responsibilities
  • Patient care
  • Handling emergencies
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This program is part of the New York Tech Healthcare Service Training Project, offering qualified individuals tuition-free training in response to the healthcare needs of the Long Island region. It is supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor and the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC).