How long is the training program? The training is 3 weeks long. This training will prepare you to get a job as a Home Care Aide. It is not training to work as STNA or CNA.
When are the classes held? Classes are held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On-time attendance is mandatory. If you miss a class or come late, you cannot continue in the program. You must apply and be accepted in to the program prior to starting class. Call (513) 751-2500 ext. 227 to schedule a time to come in and apply.
Where are classes located? The classroom is located at 2601 Melrose Ave, in Cincinnati. This is at the corner of William Howard Taft and Melrose Ave. in Walnut Hills. It is on the bus line.
How many people are in the class? Approximately 7-8 students are chosen for each class.
Do I need a GED or high school diploma? No, but you do need to read at a certain level and do very basic math. You will complete a simple pre-test to assure you are at the proper level. If you need assistance, we have classes to help you.
How much does it cost? A minimum out of pocket fee of $100 is required for all students. Some students may be eligible for funding through community partners or the City of Cincinnati. In this case, the out of pocket fee will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.
HCAT program fee is $800. Scholarships are available based on household income and family size. A minimum out of pocket fee of $100 is required for all students. Some students may be eligible for funding through community partners or the City of Cincinnati. In this case, the out of pocket fee will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.
What are the qualifications? This program is for adults 19 years of age or older who are interested in helping others, serious about attending school, learning a new profession, and attaining employment upon graduating. Note: You cannot have certain criminal offenses and work in the health care field. Be honest during your interview so we can provide guidance. Applicants will be fingerprinted for a criminal background check and may be asked to submit to a drug screen at any time during class.
Do I need a uniform? Yes – the class uniform is scrubs.
Do you guarantee me a job after graduation? We guarantee employment for particularly qualified graduates. Our graduation and employment rates are extremely high for all students. We begin the process of assisting you into employment right away and continue even after graduation. Our workforce training team will provide guidance and coaching support to help you get and keep a job.
Do you provide child care or transportation? No. It is your responsibility to arrange for childcare (including a back-up plan) and transportation to insure you do not miss class. You may qualify for assistance with transportation.