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Norwalk Community College Offers Personal Care Attendant Program

Norwalk Community College will offer a personal care attendant certificate program this fall.
Norwalk Community College will offer a personal care attendant certificate program this fall. Photo Credit: norwalk.edu

NORWALK, Conn. – Targeted to develop skilled professionals to meet demand for one of the fastest-growing occupations in health care, the Extended Studies & Workforce Education at Norwalk Community College will be offering a personal care attendant certificate program this fall.

The 14-session course begins Sept. 12. It provides advanced comprehensive training in personal care, professional skills and caregiver responsibilities for the elderly, sick and disabled. Course topics include Alzheimer’s disease, elder abuse and neglect, death and dying, and ethical and legal behavior.

Students will learn to provide hands-on care to patients, including those enduring various disease states. The course equips students to provide quality care in a variety of work environments, including homes and health care agencies. The hands-on class is taught at the college's on-campus nursing lab.

The course requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension.

The course meets from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

For more information, call 203-857-7080 or visit here and click on Extended Studies.

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