Senior Healthcare Technician

GWC Noncredit Senior Healthcare Technician

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Senior Healthcare Technician
Certificate of Completion

Senior Health Canter Tech - Summer 23

Program Description & Goals:

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing career fields. If you have a strong desire to help the elderly population and want a career in one of the most in-demand fields, the Senior Healthcare Technician program is your career choice.

Golden West College Noncredit Senior Healthcare Technician program prepares the student for an entry-level healthcare career profession as a Senior Healthcare Technician. Students will learn the foundational skills needed to provide adequate care to the elderly, seeking long-term therapeutic and personal assistance support upon completing the program.

The benefits of completing this new program are:

  1. Employment Opportunities: As the baby boomers' population ages, the demand for healthcare workers who specialize in senior healthcare is increasing. Offering a Noncredit Senior Healthcare Technician program can provide a trained workforce to care for the older adult population.
  2. Free short-term job training: The Noncredit Senior Healthcare Technician program can provide job training for individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare but who may need more resources or time to enroll in a full-time degree program.
  3. Flexible and Accessible Schedule: the free and accessible noncredit program can help busy working adults who may have yet to consider attending college full-time. Classes are held online and in person.
  4. Supporting the local economy: this program can support the local economy by helping to meet the needs of healthcare providers who serve the senior population.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the necessary understanding and skills necessary to assist community-dwelling and institutionalized seniors in attaining and maintaining independence.
  • Demonstrate the personal care and communication skills necessary for working in the patient's home, assisted living senior homes, independent living, and hospice environments.
  • Identify and analyze key community-level programs and services for older adults, as well as the potential barriers that may preclude utilization.

Program Requirements
Senior Healthcare Technician
Certificate of Completion

  • NURS G050N Introduction to Gerontology
  • NURS G051N Care of the Elderly Adult
  • NURS G052CN Care of the Elderly Adult Practicum

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