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Personal Care Home Administrator (PCHFall14) Certificate Price - $1,098.00

Personal Care Home Administrator Program and Continuing Education for Current Administrators Offered at two locations: BC3's Main Campus (starts 8/28) and BC3@LindenPointe in Hermitage (starts 8/25)   Personal care homes provide lodging, food and some support services for people who are elderly or have mental or physical disabilities which hinder them from caring for themselves.  Typically, residents of PCHs need help with dressing, eating, taking medications, mobility issues and finances.The State's prerequisites for becoming certified as a PCH Administrator can be viewed at the following webpage (http://bc3.edu/professionaled/personal.asp).  BC3 offers the 100-hour training course for first time administrators at BC3's main campus and BC3@LindenPointe in Hermitage. The individual modules within the 100-hour course also serve as continuing education for experienced administrators required to attend 24 hours of yearly job training. Topics will include all those required by the PA Department of Public Welfare.  The cost for the entire 100 hour program is $1,098, with individual modules priced separately.    HOW TO REGISTER: Click the "select classes" button at the top of the page on the right. Select or create your profile. The twenty required classes will be listed. Select the class(es) at the location of your choice.      . IMPORTANT: Students must call Christine Coblentz (724-287-8711 ext. 8421) to register for the Department of Public Welfare REQUIRED orientation class and competency test. There is no fee for the test for those who participated in the 100 hour program. Butler Orientation 11/3/14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Butler test 12/9/14, 10 a.m. to 12 noon LindenPointe Orientation 10/3/14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LindenPointe test 12/15/14, 10 a.m. to 12 noon You must have a current CPR/AED/First Aid certification card as of the day of the test . If you do not have a current certification, classes will be offered at both locations. Call 724-287-8711, ext. 8421 to register. Tuition and class date information is listed below. Butler 9/3/14, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $75 LindenPointe, 9/29/14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $75 The competency test can be taken by those who attended the 100 hour training at another institution at a cost of $50. Call Christine Coblentz at 724-287-8711, ext. 8421 for more information.

Classes offered: 20
Classes required for completion: 20
Mandatory Classes: 20
This Certificate is not online.
A passing level of attendance is required to receive credit for the classes in this Certificate.
Classes in this Certificate may be taken in any order.
All classes for this Certificate must be completed within 12 months of the first class start date.

Courses Available for this Certificate

Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting (130021): Mandatory
The goal of this program is to provide participants with an understanding of abuse and neglect of older individuals.  The course is geared toward current a ......(more)

Budgeting, Financial Recordkeeping and Resident Records (130024): Mandatory
This training provides PCH Administrators with an overview of the records necessary to be maintained in the home for financial and resident purposes.  Vari ......(more)

Care for Residents with Dementia, Cognitive Impairments and Other Special Needs (130017): Mandatory
The goal of this program is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the changes in memory, communication, function, and behavior that occur as a r ......(more)

Care for Residents with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (130012): Mandatory
This training provides a basic understanding of what it means when a person has a diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disabilities. Participants will und ......(more)

Care for Residents with Mental Illness (130009): Mandatory
In this seminar, participants will familiarize themselves with types of mental illness, the symptoms associated with mental illness, causes of mental illness an ......(more)

Certification in CPR, Obstructed Airway Techniques and First Aid (130014): Mandatory
Heartsaver First Aid is designed to teach evidence-based treatment for medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. The successful completion of this course ......(more)

Community Resources, Social Services and Activities in the Community (130011): Mandatory
Participants will be able to identify programs and resources within their communities in order to support the medical, legal, and social needs of their resident ......(more)

Cultural Competency (130023): Mandatory
This training section is an introduction to the concept of cultural competency and awareness of others’ cultures, mores, and belief systems. This is a ......(more)

DPW Personal Care Home Orientation (130049): Mandatory
Personal Care Home participants are required to attend a DPW Orientation class which is offered at BC3 at no charge.

Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (130018): Mandatory
Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness (4 hours) This course has been designed to follow the topics outlined by the state regarding fire prevention and eme ......(more)

Gerontology (130013): Mandatory
The training will provide current and prospective PCH Administrators with a basic understanding of the developmental and psychosocial aspects associated with la ......(more)

Local, State and Federal Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Operation of a Home (130026): Mandatory
The purpose of this training session is to familiarize the Personal Care Home Administrator participants with various Acts, Regulations and certain employment l ......(more)

Medication Procedures, Medication Effects and Side Effects and Universal Precautions (130015): Mandatory
The purpose of this training is to provide the potential personal care home administrator and current administrator with a general understanding of self adminis ......(more)

Nutrition, Food Handling and Sanitation (130016): Mandatory
The purpose of this training is to provide a basic understanding of nutrition, hydration, RDA’s menu planning, special or therapeutic diets, 7 PA Code Cha ......(more)

Personal Care Services and Personal Hygiene (130022): Mandatory
The purpose of this training is to provide the potential personal care home administrator and current administrator with an understanding of the importance of p ......(more)

Recreation (130019): Mandatory
The purpose of this course is to provide Personal Care Home Administrators with the basic philosophy of Recreation Therapy in a personal care home setting.  ......(more)

Resident Home Contracts (130025): Mandatory
The purpose of this training session is to familiarize the Personal Care Home Administrator participants with the various Acts and Regulations regarding Residen ......(more)

Resident Rights (130020): Mandatory
The purpose of this training is to educate PCH administrators/staff about how a complete understanding and commitment to resident’s rights contribute to q ......(more)

Staff Supervision (130008): Mandatory
This training section is an introduction to staff supervision within the personal care home.  It is designed to provide the administrator with readily appl ......(more)

Writing, Completing and Implementing Initial Assessments, Annual Assessments and Support Plans (130010): Mandatory
This program provides existing and emerging PCH Administrators with an understanding of the required cognitive, affective and psychomotor assessments neces ......(more)


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