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High School Diploma With Home Care Professional

This career-focused online high school course will train you in the specialized skills needed for success in the home care field. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of home care professionals, including person-to-person communications, working with customers, and considerations for clients with specific needs.

By completion, you will understand aspects of personal care and hygiene for home care patients, such as first aid, skin care and muscle maintenance, and the administration of medications. You will also gain specialized knowledge, including how to care for individuals with specific ailments and methods for recording vital signs and documenting observations.

Upon completing this intensive course, you will have earned your AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited high school diploma and a certificate of completion that signifies your skills and qualifications in home care.

Accreditation

Career Online High School is a division of Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private school district that has been granted District Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the SHCOE district and all its schools are accredited, and that Smart Horizons Career Online Education is recognized across the nation as a quality school system.

AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for school districts and individual schools and represents 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.

Students and community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.

Smart Horizons has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1780 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500 McLean, VA 22102.

State Restrictions

Students interested in pursuing post-secondary education within their state should check with the state to understand the requirements. States may impose requirements for receiving state financial aid. For example, an online high school diploma may not be recognized by some colleges and universities within a state to receive financial aid. It is recommended that students check with a specific institution for any specific restrictions—this is particularly important for residents of New York and New Jersey.

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Georgia Southern University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

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High School Diploma With Home Care Professional

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2018

What You Will Learn
  • Skills needed for a career in home care including person-to-person communications
  • Personal care and hygiene for home care patients, including first aid, skin care and muscle maintenance
  • The process of administration of medications
  • Methods for dealing with emergencies
  • How to care for individuals with specific ailments and methods for recording vital signs and documenting observations
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 750 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Receive an AdvancED/SACS accredited high diploma, which allows you to apply for a broader scope of jobs
  • Create a portfolio, cover letter, and resume to provide to potential employers
  • Develop the skills needed to thrive as a home care professional

Outline

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  1. Home Care Professional I: Semester 1
    1. Home Care Professional I: Semester 1 Pretest
    2. Understanding Self-Esteem
    3. Setting Goals
    4. Learning Styles
    5. Professional Uses of Technology
    6. Security in Technology
    7. 21st Century Written Business Communication
    8. Time Management Overview
    9. Stress Management Overview
    10. Anger Management Overview
    11. Conflict Resolution Strategies
    12. Communication and Diversity
    13. Communication in the Workplace
    14. Sexual Harassment Awareness Overview
    15. Ethical Behavior
    16. Home Care Professional I: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
  2. Home Care Professional I: Semester 2
    1. Home Care Professional I: Semester 2 Pretest
    2. Basics of Note-Taking
    3. Reading Comprehension
    4. Understanding and Improving Study Habits
    5. Memory Techniques
    6. Test-Taking Skills
    7. G
    8. Effective Environments for Learning
    9. Distractions and Deterrents of Educational Success
    10. What is Motivation?
    11. Self-Motivation
    12. Trust and Motivation
    13. Change as a Motivator
    14. Embracing Change
    15. Critical Thinking Basics
    16. Problem Solving Model
    17. Decision Making
    18. Improving Decision Making
    19. Home Care Professional I: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
  3. Home Care Professional II: Semester 1
    1. Home Care Professional II: Semester 1 Pretest
    2. Communication Overview
    3. Verbal Communication
    4. Verbal Business Communication
    5. Written Communication
    6. Written Business Communication
    7. Nonverbal Communication
    8. Communication Styles and Interpersonal Communication
    9. Effective Communication
    10. Active Listening
    11. Assertive vs. Aggressive Communication
    12. Communicating in Difficult Situations
    13. Difficult Behaviors in the Workplace
    14. Negativity and Power Struggles at Work
    15. Working with Procrastinators and Untrustworthy People
    16. Communicating by Telephone
    17. Networking for Success
    18. Home Care Professional II: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
  4. Home Care Professional II: Semester 2
    1. Home Care Professional II: Semester 2 Pretest
    2. What is Stress?
    3. Signs and Symptoms of Stress
    4. Sources of Stress
    5. Techniques for Managing Stress
    6. Anxiety and Stress
    7. Mindset and Stress
    8. Stress and Values Clarification
    9. Stress at Work
    10. Emotional Intelligence (EI)
    11. Emotional Intelligence Skills
    12. Understanding Anger
    13. Anger Cycle
    14. Anger Management
    15. Conflict Basics
    16. Conflict Resolution
    17. Addressing Violent Situations
    18. Home Care Professional II: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
  5. Home Care Professional III: Semester 1
    1. Home Care Professional III: Semester 1 Pretest
    2. Budgeting
    3. Saving
    4. Credit
    5. Healthy Lifestyle Choices
    6. Personal Wellness
    7. Self-Awareness
    8. Positive Self Talk
    9. Accountability
    10. Self-Management
    11. Tips & Tricks for Smooth Living
    12. Crisis Management
    13. Using Critical Thinking in Work and Life
    14. Lifelong Learning
    15. Balancing Work and Life
    16. Pros and Cons of Social Media
    17. Basic Professionalism
    18. Home Care Professional III: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam
  6. Home Care Professional III: Semester 2
    1. Home Care Professional III: Semester 2 Pretest
    2. Introduction to Time Management
    3. Time Management Types and Styles
    4. Procrastination
    5. Time Management Antagonists
    6. Time Management Strategies
    7. Personal Productivity
    8. Handling Information Overload
    9. Setting Priorities
    10. Diversity in the Workplace
    11. Tolerance and Respect
    12. Respect and Employment
    13. Becoming the Go-to Person
    14. Advancing in a Job
    15. Cooperation and Compromise
    16. Influencing and Persuading
    17. Giving and Receiving Feedback and Criticism
    18. Home Care Professional III: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam
  7. Home Care Professional IV: Semester 1
    1. Home Care Professional IV: Semester 1 Pretest
    2. The Home Care Career Field
    3. Roles and Responsibilities of a Home Care Professional
    4. Home Care Organizations and Programs
    5. Home Care Person-to-Person Communications
    6. Home Care Customers
    7. Considerations for Special Clients in Home Care
    8. The Human Body I
    9. The Human Body II
    10. Providing Nutrition and Fluids
    11. Buying and Preparing Food
    12. Foodborne Illnesses
    13. Maintaining a Healthy Home Environment
    14. Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
    15. Medical Emergency Awareness
    16. Dealing with Emergencies
    17. Home Care Professional IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

Instructors & Support

Karen Panerali

Karen Panerali has more than 20 years of experience in instruction, curriculum development, and academic support. Her teaching experience includes high school, college, and corporate training settings. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and a Master of Arts in liberal arts studies.

Kimberly Sher

Kimberly Sher has been an academic coach for more than 13 years. Previously, she was a science instructor at the University of Miami. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in chemistry education.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgment of responsibility.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Speakers or headphones.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

More About

Smart Horizons Career Online High School is an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC-accredited program. We're also approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

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No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive eighteen (18) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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