Caregiver Services A.A.S.

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The Caregiver services program prepares individuals to care for adults and children who need assistance with fundamental life skills. The curriculum covers a variety of topics related to health, aging, special education, human development, and social welfare. Program participants learn to work with human services agencies to provide client services, to work as independent providers of home health services, and to work as employees of nursing homes, adult care centers, group homes or other agencies that server the aging and individuals with disabilities. A criminal background check is required for this program.

Careers:

  • Personal Care & Service Worker
  • Home Health Aide

 *Information taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum: The program curriculum is listed below in the recommended sequence. Courses offered by DCB are linked to pages providing additional information about the courses such as prerequisites, course objectives, semesters offered, etc.

Course #
Course Title SH Semester Campus
AH 134 Medical Disorders 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





AH 231 Healthcare Laws & Ethics 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





CARS 105 Job Search  1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers  3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





ENGL 110 or COMM 110 College Composition I or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





GERO 130 Intro to Human Services 2 Fall DCB





GERO 240 Administering Medications 3 Spring DCB





GERO 256 Development of Social Welfare 3 Spring DCB





GERO 285 Home Health Financial Management 1 Fall DCB





GERO 297 or GERO 180 Co-op Education: Caregiver Services or Home Health Care 1-3 Fall, Spring DCB





HPER 100 or HPER Activity Elective Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 2 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 1 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





NURS 100 **Nurse Assistant Training 3   DCB





NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





PSYC 270 or PSYC 100 Abnormal Psychology or Human relations in Organizations 3 Fall, Spring DCB





RLS 290 Intro to Inclusive Recreation 3 Fall DCB





SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 Fall, Spring DCB





SOC 251 Gerontology 3 Spring DCB





SPED 101 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 3 Fall DCB





SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children 3 Spring DCB





Elective *Arts/Humanities Elective 3 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Elective *Math Elective 3-4 Fall, Spring, Summer DCB





Elective *ACCT/BADM/BOTE Elective 3   DCB





Elective *Lab Science Elective 4   DCB





Elective *ACCT/BOTE Elective 3   DCB





*Contact your advisor to see which classes will work for these electives.
**This is an on-campus course.

Be Advised

Allison Scherr

Caregiver Services Program Manager

allison.m.scherr@dakotacollege.edu

701-228-5434

"THE BEST PART ABOUT DCB IS THAT IT'S LIKE A SMALL COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE AND IS VERY EASY TO GET AROUND."

Deanna