COURSE CODE: 8364

Home Health Aide

SCED Code: 14053
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA
Non-Traditional?: M

Home Health Aide provides training in entry-level skills within the health care field. It provides students with the knowledge and basic skills necessary for entering advanced Health and Medical Sciences programs and/or securing entry-level employment as a home health aide in a private home or other health-care setting. Access to a clinical training facility is essential. The Home Health Aide course may be offered as a three-hour block senior intensified program or may, as a local option, be scheduled as a one-year, two-hour block at grade 11 or 12. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

Notes

This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquires may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Therapeutic Services
  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Home Health Aide

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