Skip to main content

Student Academic Resources During COVID-19

We're here for you while the campus is closed

View resources

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.

What Will I Learn?

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.

Join other successful JCCC students Apply now

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.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Tuition

Tuition varies according to where you live. See JCCC Tuition and Payment Deadlines 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 students' 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.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:


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