Schmieding GraduatesOur unique training program gives you the knowledge and skills needed work as a home caregiver in as little as 40 hours.  Upon completion of the In-Home Assistant course, you can choose to go to work or work part-time and continue your education.  The program is designed to take you step by step up to the level of Geriatric Home Caregiver; successfully finish all three levels and you may qualify to take the state exam for Certified Nurse Aide. Exciting opportunities await you! Inquire now.

In-Home Assistant (IHA)
The In-Home Assistant course provides basic instruction on caregiving in the home.  Participants receive instruction on assisting with basic activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing walking and meal preparation; how to provide companion ship, engagement in conversation and activities and how to maintain a clean and safe environment [40 hours]. More information …

Home Care Assistant (HCA)
The Home Care Assistant course provides information and instruction on how to provide care for individuals who need moderate to maximum assistance and builds on the skills learned in the IHA course.  HCA students learn to provide more advanced “hands-on” caregiving skills, such as using a mechanical lift.  Graduates of this course can perform routine services for home health agencies, and other settings, under the supervision of a licensed nurse [60 hours]. More information …

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Training (AD)
This course provides inforamtion and instruction on how to provide support and care for a person with dementia.  Participants receive basic information on communication techniques, managing challenging behaviors, environmental modification, activities and much more  [16 hours]. More information …

Geriatric Home Caregiver (GHC) is the title for graduates who have successfully completed all three levels of training. Graduates are eligible to challenge the state certification examination for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Continuing Education
Continuing education classes are provided regularly to meet the ongoing education needs of the graduate.  Topics are specific to caring for the older adult, as well as a variety of aging issues.

Watch a New Student Orientation video to the right or select your location and sign up for classes below.

New Student Orientation