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Health Aide Certificate


Career Pathway

Medical Assistant ATS Degree, Multi-Competency Health ATS Degree, Nursing AAS Degree.

Health Aide Technicians provide individual health care in patient’s homes, hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, group homes, and other locations. Duties of a Health Aide Technician, under the direction of a healthcare practitioner, may include providing basic care, transporting patients, cleaning treatment areas, checking vital signs and other tasks.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for Health Aides is projected to grow 17-38% through 2024. (BLS January 2016)

Students in the Health Aide certificate program will learn to:

  • Practice effective communication skills with patients, families, and medical staff.

  • Function as an integral part of the healthcare team.

  • Apply critical thinking and basic problem solving skills.

  • Practice good customer service techniques.

  • Demonstrate positive attitude and excellent work ethics.

  • Follow code of conduct by respecting patient’s rights and confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate accountability, responsibility and understanding of job description and expectations.

  • Practice universal precautions.

  • Operate and maintain patient care equipment, report malfunctioning equipment.

  • Utilization of computer software/electronic medical records.

  • Demonstrate telephone skills for healthcare setting.

Perform basic patient care skills which may include:

  • Obtaining and recording vital signs, height, and weight.

  • Checking patient compliance with dietetic orders.

  • Assisting patient with meal prep, or oral feeding.

  • Recording intake and output.

  • Applying and removing TEDS, surgery hose, SCD hose, specialty boots, and protectors.

  • Bathing or assisting patients with baths and oral hygiene.

  • Reporting skin breakdowns.

  • Changing incontinence supplies.

  • Changing bed linens daily and as needed.

  • Assisting the patient with range of motion exercises.

  • Turning patients.

  • Changing dressings.

  • Inserting or removing a urinary catheter.

  • Performing basic ostomy care and irrigations.

  • Monitoring patient’s glucose.

  • Performing basic respiratory skills such as reading pulse oximeter, maintaining nasal cannula and oxygen tanks and encouraging patient usage of incentive spirometer.

  • Assisting patient with ambulation.

  • Transferring and/or transporting patients.

  • Reinforcing patient instructions.

Application Process Limited Enrollment

To apply for acceptance into the Health Aide certificate program, your application file should contain:

  1. MTC Application for Admission (nonrefundable application fee).

  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable). Your high school/college courses should include successful completion of algebra.

  3. A minimum 2.0 accumulative grade point average (GPA) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).

  4. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) in reading, writing, mathematics (algebra) and TST.

  5. Complete Health Aide program application.

  6. Completion of successful criminal background check.

If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.

External Certification

Students will obtain a certificate of completion from the Ohio Department of Health upon successful completion of the NUR1000 (Nurse Aide Training) course. Successful completion of the course also enables students to take the state examination for nurse aides. Passing the exam results in the State-Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) title and placement on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.

For More Information, Contact:

The Office of Admissions
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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