Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is offering a certification course through its Health Sciences Department. The program, which consists of 60 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours, is designed to meet New Jersey State requirements and prepare students for a new career in a short span of time. Under the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium grant program, income-eligible students may have tuition and fees waived, so this is an opportunity for free training for qualifying applicants.

The Home Health Aide (HHA) provides hands-on health-related patient care by helping patients bathe, dress, and eat, and by monitoring the patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. HHA’s provide individualized care to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities in a variety of settings, such as assisted living, adult daycare, long-term care, sub-acute care facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospice facilities, or a patient’s home.
AARP claims that Certified Health Home Aides are on the rise, and the Sussex County Department of Labor notes that they are in demand. Independent, caring people (especially seniors) find this career to be very rewarding, and it is especially satisfying as a second household income.
HHA Classes are set for May 21 – July 10 during convenient evening and Saturday class times. Registrations are being accepted now. The program is approved by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and can launch a student into a new career in as little as seven weeks.

For more information or to register, call Gail Roffe at 973.300.6573.  To learn about the many Health Services programs and grant-funded tuition waivers, visit the SCCC website at
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