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Would you like to care for people in need in their own homes? Take your Certified Nurse Aide skills to the next level when you earn this specialized certification in the Home Health Aide (HHA) program at Johnson County Community College.

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Home Health Aide Program?

JCCC’s Home Health Aide (HHA) program will give you the skills and information you need to care for the elderly, disabled or temporarily challenged in the comfort of their own homes.

In 21 contact hours, you’ll learn how to:

  • Help clients and their support team plan nutritious meals
  • Teach clients modified ways to safely perform daily tasks
  • Provide compassionate emotional support

Classes are scheduled on weekends to give you the flexibility you need. Once you successfully complete the three-week program, you’ll be ready to take the Kansas HHA Certification exam.

You must successfully complete a reading comprehension exam before admission. Please bring copies of your Social Security card and current Kansas CNA card to your first class.

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HHAs are in hot demand to meet the needs of an aging population and increasing numbers of people living with chronic health conditions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 38 percent increase in job opportunities by 2024—the highest growth potential of all nursing positions.

Download the Health Occupations Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.


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Tuition

Tuition varies according to where you live. See the JCCC tuition rates for precise information. The number of credit hours for each program is listed below. 

CNA - 5 credit hours
CNA Refresher - 1 credit hour
CMA - 4 credit hours
CMA Update - 1 credit hour
Home Health Aide - 1 credit hour

Additional Estimated Costs

Books

All CNA Refresher, CMA Update and Home Health Aide books and supplies are outlined by instructor. The JCCC Bookstore has the lists you need.

Supplies

All CNA and CMA students must have the following:

  • Health Occupations T-shirt  - approx. $10
  • Gait Belt (available at the JCCC Bookstore) - approx. $10
  • Hunter green uniform pants (available at the JCCC Bookstore - no elasticized cuff or denim material) - $15
  • White shoes (no canvas, must have enclosed heel or heel strap and no open areas on the toe box)
  • CNA and CMA Students Only: Watch with a sweep second hand - approx. $18

Certifications (CNA and CMA students only)

  • Basic Life Support (CPR) for Healthcare Provider certification by the American Heart Association (if you don’t already have it).
  • A negative TB skin test or negative chest X-ray within one year of the class end date.  A two-step TB skin test may be required.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.