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Southern Technical Institute - Tavares

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Home Health Aide Certificate

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At Southern Technical Institute, you can choose online or in-class home health aide training programs. Therefore, in just weeks, you can earn a 40-hour HHA certificate or a Home Health Aide 75 hour certificate as a Florida Home Health Aide when you successfully complete Southern Technical InstituteÕs Home Health Aide training.

If you already have completed a training program as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you can take the on-line Home Health Aide (HHA) class and receive a Home Health Aide 75 hour certificate. The 75-hour HHA certificate is important because it meets Florida AHCA guidelines and enables you to work for Home Health agencies that bill Medicaid/Medicare for approved client services.

All Home Health Aide courses offered at Southern Technical Institute meet the criteria for AHCA guidelines. At the end of your training with Southern Technical Institute, you will have the knowledge necessary to be successful on the Florida HHA Certification Competency Test established by AHCA.

If you are looking for a diploma program (versus a certificate), Southern Technical Institute also offers a 165-hour diploma in Home Health Aide for individuals with a High School Diploma or GED. The HHA program offered will provide you with a background in all types of medical careers PLUS offers hands-on training for both online and in-house training classes. You will learn concepts that are required by AHCA so that you can work in agencies that accept Medicaid/Medicare patients. These courses are a fast and easy way to enter into the medical work force in area that is in demand!

Ultimately, getting your Home Health Aide certification will not only be a fulfilling and empowering experience that can change your life, it will improve the lives of the clients in your care!

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Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Certificate Program

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Patient Care Assistants (PCA) aid individuals with their healthcare needs and provide bedside care under the supervision of a nurse. Patient care and comfort are the main concerns of a PCA, which means that they often have more direct contact with patients than any other member of a healthcare team.

The Patient Care Assistant diploma program at Southern Technical Institute prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. They typically work alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to deliver and ensure quality patient care. Duties may range from caring for the hygienic needs of patients to preparing patients for various types of therapy to setting up medical equipment. The Patient Care AssistantÕs job is rarely the same from one day to the next. If youÕd enjoy performing a variety of tasks throughout the dayÑand if you would love working with peopleÑthe Patient Care Assistant program could be your first step toward a rewarding career!

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Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program

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A phlebotomist is a professionally trained and certified person who works in a hospital, clinical laboratory, or health-care facility and obtains blood specimens from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures. In addition to technical, clerical, and interpersonal skills, the phlebotomist must develop strong organizational skills to handle a heavy workload efficiently and accurately.

Southern Technical InstituteÔs Phlebotomy Technician diploma program prepares individuals to draw blood samples from patients using a variety of intrusive procedures and also prepares you to collect and process other clinical specimens within a healthcare setting.

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1300 South Duncan Drive, Building A - Suite #5
Tavares, FL 32778
United States