# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Home Health Aide (8364/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8364
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12

Home Health Aide provides training in entry-level skills within the health care field. It provides students with the knowledge and basic skills necessary for entering advanced Health and Medical Sciences programs and/or securing entry-level employment as a home health aide in a private home or other health-care setting. Access to a clinical training facility is essential. The Home Health Aide course may be offered as a three-hour block senior intensified program or may, as a local option, be scheduled as a one-year, two-hour block at grade 11 or 12.
Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

NOTE: This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education Services prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.