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Home Care Aide

Home Care Aide I-BEST Course AHE 135

What Do Home Care Aides Do?

Work full or part time caring for elderly or disabled people in their homes or in adult family homes.

How Can This Course Help Me?

Successful graduates will be:

  • Qualified to take the state Home Care Aide examination and get a care-giving job
  • Better prepared to continue in the Nursing Assistant Certified course or other health care courses

HCA is an I-BEST course

I-BEST means Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training. In this course, students will not only learn the skills to become a certified Home Care Aide, but they will also gain proficiency in reading comprehension, math, speaking and listening skills for health care and other basic skills. This will better prepare them to continue in Nursing Assistant Certified, other health care courses, or further course work in general.

Who is qualified?
Students who score 217 or higher on CASAS reading and (for ESL) listening, and pass a WATCH background check.

What is the cost?
HCA is a full-time college I-BEST course so it requires college tuition.  Check with Worker Retraining in RS 81 (or call 206-934-5835) to see if you qualify for funding.

What is the class schedule?
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, one quarter

How do I get more information?
Contact Adela Saenz:

How do I begin?
Come to an information session.  They are held weekly on Friday in WorkSource (RS 79) and monthly on Tuesday in RAH 125.  Please see schedule below. 

2016 Home Care Aide Information Session Dates

  Date Time (Start - End) Location
Nursing Information Session Every Tuesday 11am - 12pm RAH 125
Nursing Information Session Every Friday 12pm - 1pm RS_79

(See map for directions and bus routes)

Note: It is extremely important to BE ON TIME for the Information Session. Seating is limited. We will not be able to accept anyone over 5 minutes late. We strongly encourage you not to bring children or family members. Information Session is a time to ask questions about the program and learn how you can make your application more competitive.

Adela Saenz, Navigator
Phone: 206-931-2839 (best method)

Jennifer Jack, Instructor  
Phone: Jennifer Jack 206-934-5211


or (206) 934-6654