Home > Academic Departments > Health Occupations > Home Health Aide Course Online

Home Health Aide Course Online

The Online Home Health Aide Training is a Hybrid class, 22 hours are online didactic/theory and 22 hours are lecture lab = 44 total hours for either class.

The class is offered either for credit or through Workforce for non-credit

  • Includes instruction in bedside nursing skills, basic restorative skill, mental health and social service needs, personal care skills, communications, perform housekeeping duties such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes or running errands, transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians’ offices, provide companionship, and knowledge of client’s rights.

The Home Health Aide Training is skills-based training and touches many areas including compassionate communication, proper body mechanics, assistance with acts of daily living, fire safety, hospice, self-care for the caregiver.  In response to requests from area employers, Southwestern Allied Health now offers a (44 hours) of comprehensive training to prepare you for a position as a professional Home Health Aide in home care settings.

Upon successful completion, students will receive an Award of Completion and a list of local employers who may offer special consideration.


Course is May 21 - May 31, 2012 - non-credit course $350

To take the HHA class you must be a current CNA1

  • Completion of the  Online Personal Care theory 22 hours  and  22 hours of lecture/ lab= 44 hours
  • English as a Second Language: The ability to read and understand English at a tenth grade level of competency is important for success in the course.
  • All students are required to have: 
    • TB screening test (recorded in millimeters) within one year. 
    • Hepatitis B immunization (#1 in the series of 3) 
    • American Heart Association (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) or have an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer Card (minimum of CPR/AED) or Medic First Aide/CPR
    • First Aid Card
  • The following functional abilities are considered to be essential for success in this program: Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, physical endurance, physical strength, mobility, hearing, visual, tactile, smell, reading, mathematics, emotional stability, analytical thinking, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and communication skills. All students are required to meet these essential functions.
  • You are expected to maintain a professional appearance and conduct. For clinical, you will need scrubs (color of school’s choice), white shoes (leather uppers, rubber soles), a watch that measures seconds, and a black ink pen. For student and client safety personal hygiene must be maintained.  Students are to be free of the smell of fragrances and tobacco.  Hair must be off the collar, pulled back from the face, and clean. Jewelry must be kept to a minimum; there is a limit of one ring per hand, one simple stud earring per ear; and no visible tattoos.  Pagers and cell phones must be off during classroom and clinical hours.
  • Financial Aid: The class is 3 credits, and financial aid may not apply unless taking the Rural Health Aide major.
  • VA Representative, will work with students and requests that they call their home college representative.
  • Criminal Clearance is required by completing Open Record to the Oregon State Police
  • Withdrawal: Students are responsible for withdrawing from courses they no longer wish to attend.  Students need to withdraw from both the online theory and skills lab and clinical rotation.  This must be done within the published withdrawal period or grades will be issued.  Students are still responsible for payment of all charges.



The following requirements need to be sent to:
Ellen Riley Sumner Hall R-22
Southwestern Oregon Community College,
1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR  97420

These records may be Faxed (541-888-7285) to or hand delivered to same address


  • Complete and submit your Online Home Health Application with required documentation  that is attached to the back of the Application packet
  • Scan and email to: eriley@socc.edu  or Fax to: 541-888-7625
  • Postal mail to Ellen Riley, Sumner Hall 22, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420
  • Immunizations records
  • Criminal History Check initiated (make a copy of completed form and send the dated copy back)
  • Current CPR and First Aid or date you plan to take class.
  • Copy of your CNA1 or CNA2 Certification card 

To register for the Home Health Aide Online

Complete the attached Student Record Form and mail signed form to above address or return during the Orientation you attend.  (see back of packet)

Additional Registration Info:

  • Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis when all requirements are met.
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age
  • High school students may need written authorization from their high school and/or legal guardian
  • Students must initiate online lessons no less than five school days before labs are scheduled to begin&
  • After you have completed your theory and passed your exam.

If you have any questions about your ability to meet the program requirements, please contact the Southwestern Oregon Community College, Health and Human Development Assistant at 541-888-1501 or email Ellen Riley at eriley@socc.edu.

If you require special arrangement of accommodations during your program of study, please contact the appropriate Disability Services coordinator for your college.  At Southwestern Oregon Community College, Disability Services can be reached at www.socc.edu/serv_resrc/disability.The Home Health Aide Program will be offered each quarter per demand. Check the Southwestern Oregon Community College schedule

Schedule of Classes

Courses may be on the main campus or a satellite campus and/or online.

Note: Class schedule is subject to change without notice.

Top of Page