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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.

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Miami Dade College

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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


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


Prerequisites / Requirements


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.


Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP 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 Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • 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.

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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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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?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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:

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