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Personal Care Aide

This program is designed to prepare individuals to be personal care aides. Personal care aides assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at a person's home or in a care facility. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide routine individualized health care such as basic nutrition and personal hygiene, first aid, taking vital signs and reporting abnormal findings, geriatric care, and legal and ethical responsibilities. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A criminal history background check and drug screenings are required.

Personal Care Aide - Certificate


Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 16 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1200 Intro to Pharmacology (3)
  • ALH 1201 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (3)
  • CNA 1201 Certified Nurse Assistant (7)
  • HECO 1202 Healthcare Terminology (3)

Program Costs

Program Outcomes

Personal Care Aide

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of healthcare terms.
  2. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills including recording and reporting.
  3. Students will demonstrate competency in the 21 manual performance skills mandated by IDPH.

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Faculty & Staff

Dean of Allied Health
Phone Extension: 1777
Building: South Oasis
Office: 116
M.A.Ed., McKendree University | B.S., Midwestern State University
Administrative Assistant - Allied Health
Phone Extension: 1251
Building: South Oasis
Office: 104
B.S., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale A.A., Rend Lake College

Allied Health Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1251
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Allied Health
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Allied Health



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Administration Building, Office 115
[email protected] • 618.437.5321, Ext. 1266

College office hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM • Friday 8 AM – 4 PM 
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM During Summer