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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Personal Care Aide (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#33703

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become personal care aides in the home or in a health care facility. The choice of a career development course or health careers employability skills course are also provided to increase employability and work skills. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate entry-level employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational health skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health career programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Personal Care Aide certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be proficient in personal care tasks.
  • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Home Health Aides

      Home Health Aides

      SOC Career Code: 31-1011.00

      Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $19.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $29,082.10
      Annual Job Openings
      142,489

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Psychiatric Aides

      Psychiatric Aides

      SOC Career Code: 31-1013.00

      Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.88

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $33,110.85
      Annual Job Openings
      330

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Nursing Assistants

      Nursing Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 31-1014.00

      Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $25.60

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,179.07
      Annual Job Openings
      14,682

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Orderlies

      Orderlies

      SOC Career Code: 31-1015.00

      Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $31.08

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $40,099.65
      Annual Job Openings
      455

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Personal Care Aides

      Personal Care Aides

      SOC Career Code: 39-9021.00

      Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $19.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $29,082.10
      Annual Job Openings
      142,489

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Personal Care Aide (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #33703

    This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become personal care aides in the home or in a health care facility. The choice of a career development course or health careers employability skills course are also provided to increase employability and work skills. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate entry-level employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational health skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health career programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Personal Care Aide certificate.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will be proficient in personal care tasks.
    • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC PCA
    Personal Care Aide
    BS ABE05
    Career Development
    or VOC HTH06 Health Careers Employability Skills

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220