TRAINING PROGRAM – SUNY Adirondack Personal Care Aide upgrade to Home Health Aide Course

TRAINING PROGRAM – SUNY Adirondack Personal Care Aide upgrade to Home Health Aide Course

This course is for those who already have the Personal Care Aide (PCA) certification and wish to receive more training to become a certified Home Health Aide (HHA).  Students must show proof of employment as a PCA for at least one month.

HHAs provide a range of services, such as personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with ambulation, and measuring vital signs.  HHAs work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.  Students in this class will learn the skills needed to work in a home setting with the elderly, infants, and individuals with disabilities.

This course is approved by the New York State Education Department.  Students who successfully complete the course receive HHA certification and will be listed in the New York State Home Care Registry.

  1. Pre-Registration is required.  Please contact JoAnn Evans for details and forms: 518-681-5617 or
  2. Students must be at least 18 years old.
  3. Students must be able to read, write, understand, and communicate in English (minimum 8th grade level recommended).
  4. No criminal background that would prevent employment in a healthcare/home care setting.
  5. Medical and immunization documentation before the first day of class.
  6. Successful completion required 100% attendance and satisfactory demonstration of all coursework and skills.

Course Date:

June 17 – July 2, 2019 – includes one 8-hour supervised clinical day on either July 1 or July 2.

Course Times:

Class: Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm. Clinical: 7 am – 3 pm.


Class: SUNY Adirondack, Washington Hall Room 13, Queensbury, NY.  Clinical: Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY.


Caoline Jackson, BSN, RN, CHC & Lori Warner, RN.


$700 or FREE to those who apply for and meet grant requirements.

HPOG Grant Fact Sheet