Caregiver Program

Direct Care Worker (Home Health Aid)

Money Available for Home Caregivers!

Do you have a loved one who is disabled or elderly with exceptional care needs at home? Become a Direct Care Worker (DCW) aka Home Health Aide and help ease your family’s financial strain. Certified DCWs qualify for reimbursement funds from AHCCCS provider agencies.

DCW Program:

  • No education prerequisites or experience needed
  • Prepares students to work as home caregiver
  • Two consecutive 8-week sessions
  • Three hours of lecture/skills labs per week
  • Take certification test in class

DCW Program Costs:

  • Tuition: 6 credits x $85/credit = $510
  • Food Handlers license = ~25%
  • 1st Aid CPR = $15

*Tuition and Fees are approximate, subject to change due to tuition increases or out-of-state residency.

Course is taught in English, but materials are available in both English and Spanish. The Arizona Standardized DCS Test can be taken in English or Spanish.


Teresa Vernon, Instructor Certified Nursing Assistant Coordinator | 520.515.8744

Downtown Center | 2600 East Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Instructor Certified Nursing Asst Coordinator

Teresa Vernon |