Spring 2015 schedule:
March 14 through June 6
The program classes meet Fridays, 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, 9am-5:30pm. Students attend both days every week for the entire length of the program.
($100 less if you are already CPR and First Aid certified).
The PCHA exam is scheduled for June 6, 2015.
Who should attend the 100-Hour Training?
Aspiring personal care home administrators, nurses, caregivers, and health care professionals can complete the State Department of Public Welfare’s 100-hour standardized training program at Penn State Abington.
Why choose this program?
Earn your professional education with Penn State-the Big Ten in your backyard!
Evening and weekend training along with easy access to public transit and major highways make this the perfect fit for your busy schedule.
The 100 hours of training only consists of 19 courses that vary in length from 2 to 9 hours.
What do former students say about the Training?
"The PCHA program was not only a source of vast information and education, it also played a tremendous role in helping me identify the best suitable sector for me as an Administrator."
- Daniel Samai see more testimonials
Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness - 4 hours
Medication Procedures, Medication Effects/Side Effects and Standard Precautions - 7 hours
Personal Care Services and Personal Hygiene - 9 hours
Local, State, and Federal Law and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Home - 2 hours
Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation - 7 hours
Certification in CPR and Obstructed Airway Techniques and First Aid Training - 7 hours**
Recreation - 4 hours
Resident Rights - 3 hours
Care for Residents with Mental Illness - 9 hours
Care of Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs - 8 hours
Care for Residents Who Have Developmental Disabilities - 2 hours
Gerontology - 6 hours
Community Resources, Social Services and Activities in the Community - 4 hours
Staff Supervision and Staff Person Training Including Developing Orientation and Training Guidelines for Staff - 8 hours
Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping and Resident Records - 4 hours
Writing, Completing and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans - 5 hours
Resident Home Contracts - 2 hours
Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting - 6 hours
Cultural Competency - 3 hours
**Individuals who have a valid certification in Adult CPR are exempt from the required training hours to complete Adult CPR training. Individuals who have a valid certification in First Aid are exempt from the required training hours to complete First Aid training. If an individual completes training receives the certification in less than the minumum number of required training hours they are exempt from the remaining number of hours to complete this section of the training requirements. A individual wishing to use their certification in place of taking this course will need to show the valid certification(s) to Penn State staff and a copy will be kept on file.
Next session begins on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 for approximately 12 weeks.
Registration will open soon. This program will run Fridays, from 5-9:30pm and Saturdays, from 9am-5:30pm. Class size is limited.
$1495, due at registration.
(If you have valid CPR and First Aid Training certification cards you do not need to take the First Aid and CPR class with Penn State. In that case, the tuition is $1395. Please note that on-line CPR or First Aid training is not accepted for this class. Your First Aid and CPR must be taken in a live class.)
The Penn State Alumni discount is 10%