What Our Program Offers
The GCTI Personal Care Aide Program is a 40 hour introductory program. As a state approved curriculum, our program is designed to put you directly into a career as a Personal Care Aide. We fully prepare you for your rewarding new career.
Additionally, our skills labs provide our students with hands on training, to recognize and to prevent abuse :to monitor vital signs and learn necessary documentation skills needed to work confidently in any situation. We use a variety of live models and teaching aides to provide a well rounded experience.
Classes are Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 3pm for 7 days. Down payment of $200 is required at the time of registration. The remaining $200 is paid upon completion of the course.
Employment of personal care aides is projected to grow 37% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the national average which is between 5% and 9%.
PREPARATION FOR YOUR CAREER AS A PCA
Our class sizes are small: to make sure that everyone has access to the attentions of our highly skilled, experienced, teaching staff. We offer a multimedia experience including text book, and video learning to provide our students with a high quality, entertaining and rewarding learning environment.
A Personal Care Aide cares for patients in the home. Their work enables the elderly, disabled, and ill patients to live in their own homes rather than in a health care facility. With their help, patients can spend less time in the hospital, which not only reduces health care expenses, but also allows a patient to enjoy the comforts of their own home.
The primary role of the PCA is to perform assistive duties, such as range-of-motion exercises, personal hygiene, grooming, transfers, and proper positioning of the patient. Their work sometimes includes light housekeeping chores, such as shopping, cooking and light cleaning. If you have other concerns, please send us a message.
Learn All The Necessary Skills For A Career As A PCA
Our program is comprehensive with a proven success rate. Here are just a few of the skills you will learn.
Students become knowledgeable in in the tasks and responsibilities of a PCA. Personal care aides generally are responsible for light cleaning, cooking, running errands, and doing laundry, as well as assisting clients with bathing, showering, grooming, and other personal hygiene tasks. They also engage clients in activities like reading, talking, and playing games. Additionally, personal care aides might consult with a client’s family members to address their concerns regarding the client’s health, nutrition, and overall well-being.
Reasons Why Attending GCTI Is a Great Idea!
Students gain the ability to function and work competently in any healthcare setting. They develop sound judgement and the ability to identify adverse patient findings and understand the proper chain of command used to report abnormalities.