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Caregiver Services A.A.S.


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.


  • 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