Personal Care Aide (PCA)

Program Details

Course Overview

The GCTI Personal Care Aide Program is a 40 hour, introductory program.  Our program is designed to put you directly into a career as a Personal Care Aide, fully preparing you for your rewarding new career.

The classes are Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 3pm for 7 days.

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.

2020 Class Schedule

Classes start every Monday. Call for availability.

No Class December 24th – 27th and January 1, 2021

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.

Skills Lab provides our students with hands on training 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.

All applications require a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $15.00.

Why Choose GCTI

We pride ourselves in offering our students

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.

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