Are you interested in a healthcare career?
Begin your healthcare career as a trained Personal Care Attendant!
What is a Personal Care Attendant?
A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is a dedicated caregiver who provides essential support and assistance to individuals with varying levels of physical or cognitive limitations.
PCAs are responsible for aiding clients in their daily living activities, including personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders, mobility assistance, and light household chores.
Their compassionate and attentive care helps enhance the quality of life for those they serve, enabling clients to maintain independence and dignity in the comfort of their homes.
Where can I work as a PCA?
After completing their training, Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) have a wide range of employment opportunities in various healthcare settings such as home care agencies, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, hospitals, community support organizations, hospice care teams, and even in schools, helping students with disabilities in their daily activities.
Some PCAs may choose to work independently as private caregivers, while others find roles in respite care programs, offering temporary care to individuals in need. As the aging population continues to grow, and the demand for support services increases, there are ample opportunities for compassionate and well-trained PCAs to make a positive impact on the lives of those they care for.
About the training
Our curriculum is designed to teach you the basics of caregiving and is proudly approved by the New Mexico Department of Health. You will receive:
- 8 hours of classroom instruction
- 32 hours of supervised practical training*
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Certificate of Training**
- Job Placement Assistance
*Occurs at a partner facility. Restrictions apply. Contact us for details. **Certificate issued upon successful completion of the training program.