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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.


Part of our mission at Johnson County Community College is to provide affordable schooling to all of our students. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to lower tuition fees for our students in the Home Health Aide program.


Tuition varies according to where you live. See the 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


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


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.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and tools at JCCC

Being a part of JCCC means you have access to all the tools and resources that we provide. We're here to help you succeed and enjoy your time in school with professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. 

The cost of going to school can create a lot of stress. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help guide you through the process. Stop by and speak with one of our financial aid counselors to discuss scholarships and student loans options that may be available to help you lower your tuition costs each semester.  

If you are still trying to figure out which career path is right for you, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are here to offer support.  

JCCC makes it easy to transfer to a four-year school. If you'd like to further your education in the Home Healthcare field, there are plenty of possibilities and career paths to choose from.