Which New York Schools Offer Home Health Aide Training?

Learn about home health aide training in New York. Get information about programs available, and see admission and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Medical Assisting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

If you want to train to become a home health aide, there are several colleges in New York that offer programs. Read on to learn about the training programs available at four colleges in New York.

What You Need to Know

You can complete home health aide training in a few months or less. These programs are offered through 2- and 4-year public schools. Admission requirements vary, and may include CPR certification, a fingerprint check, references, Certificate of Health, a physical and a drug test; you might also have to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Programs may be offered in English and Spanish. You can expect to take classes and lab sessions, and complete a clinical training assignment.

Home Health Aide Programs in New York

CUNY Hostos Community College

Through Hostos Community College's Department of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, you can take a program to become a home health aide. This program is offered in both English and Spanish. You must complete a supervised 8-hour clinic experience.

  • Program Name: Home Health Aide
  • Program Length: Seventeen sessions full-time
  • Tuition (2015-2016): $449 for the full program
  • Prerequisite: CPR certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; almost 7,000 students (all undergraduates)

Finger Lakes Community College

This program is offered through the college's Professional Development and Continuing Education Department. You learn about nutrition, as well as how to prepare meals. You'll study budgeting, preventing accidents and assisting clients with medical equipment and exercise programs.

  • Program Name: Home Health Aide
  • Tuition (2015-2016): $1,250 for the full program
  • Admission Requirements: Fingerprint screen and a driver's license
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 6,800 students (all undergraduates)

SUNY College at Brockport

You may study to become a home health aide at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center part of the College at Brockport, part of the State University of New York system. The program includes a clinical experience and lab practice, along with classroom theory lectures. You learn how to give clients health care and personal care in their homes.

  • Program Name: Home Health Aide
  • Program Length: Six weeks full-time
  • Tuition (2015-2016): Tuition free
  • Admission Requirements: Certificate of Health and two references
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 8,100 students (over 7,000 undergraduates)

SUNY Westchester Community College

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) of Westchester offers a program to become a home health aide. You take courses in patient care fundamentals, physiology, anatomy, career readiness, CPR and nutrition. You develop your skills in housekeeping, along with how to bathe and feed a patient.

  • Program Name: Home health aide
  • Program Length: Nine weeks
  • Tuition (2015-2016): $800 for full program
  • Admission Requirements: Physical exam, background check, drug test and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 13,900 students (all undergraduates)

In summary, CUNY Hostos Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, SUNY College at Brockport, and SUNY Westchester Community College offer home health aide training programs for students in New York.

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