Home Health Aide

About our Program

This 100-hour Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the health field as a Home Health Aide. At the successful completion of this training, students will receive certification in the area of Home Health Aide Level Three, which includes the three different career areas Homemaker, Personal Care Homemaker or full Home Health Aide.

  • The first area, Homemaker, qualifies students to  care for an individual’s home environment.
  • The second area, Personal Care Homemaker,  builds on the Homemaker tasks and adds the  knowledge and skill of assisting a stable but needy client in performing personal care. These activities include learning how to bathe, dress, groom, transfer, and ambulate a client.
  • The third area, Home Health Aide, builds on all  prior learned skills, but adds the special skills of  caring for a medically-ill client. Throughout each  phase of the educational process, students will  become an effective and competent part of a  health care team. At the completion of the program, job placement services are available.

In order to participate in this program, students must be 18 years old and be prepared to take a CORI. 

Dates: May 20 - August 21, 2019
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Site: Brockton Campus
Cost: $519

*In order to register for this program, students need to attend an information session in advance.  Information sessions are held monthly.  To sign up for an information session, please contact Paul Key, Associate Director of Community Education or by phone at 508-588-9100 x1312.

Scholarships may be available for this program.

Please call 508-588-9100 x1312 for details.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion this course.

Who Should Become a Home Health Aide?

  • Someone interested in exploring the Health Care  field.
  • Someone who wants a flexible schedule.
  • Someone who is working in a related field  looking to broaden his or her experience.
  • Someone who wants to work full or part time in  a professional capacity.
  • Someone who enjoys helping others.
  • Anyone who is interested in building a career in  the respected Health Care field at his or her own  pace.

About our Instructor

Pat Boyd, RN, BSN: Ms. Boyd is a registered nurse who has been practicing for more than 20 years in the areas of cardiac care, geriatrics, and home health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Theta Alpha Chapter.

Home Health Aide Standout Student 
Jean Tabbi

Home Health Aide - Hannah Dennis

After taking time off from work to raise her children, Jean Tabbi went to work as a receptionist but wasn’t feeling fulfilled.  Before her children were born she had worked as a Home Health Aide and loved the gratification of helping people.  A nurse at her primary care physician’s office recommended she go back to school and earn a Home Health Aide certificate.  Jean did just that, enrolling in the Home Health Aide program at Massasoit Community College.

In the classroom Jean gained important, practical experience.  By the time she completed the program she felt equipped to handle any situation she encountered as a Home Health Aide.  Most importantly, Jean was taught the importance of compassion and respect for patients.  Instructor, Pat Boyd, not only prepared her to be a successful Home Health Aide, she also coached Jean on how to choose the right employer.  By the time Jean completed the program she had been hired as a Home Health Aide.

Earning her certificate opened many doors for Jean.  Not only is she very happy in her new career, she is earning a higher salary and can create the work schedule she wants.  When asked about her overall experience with the Home Health Aide program, Jean said, “The instructor is awesome and the Massasoit name means something when applying for a job.”  She has already referred a friend to the program.

Withdrawal and Refund Information

To withdraw, you can visit the Registrar’s Office in Brockton, the Enrollment Center in Canton, or the main Office in Middleborough. Alternatively, you can: (1) send an email from your Massasoit email account to Registrar's Office email requesting withdrawal, or (2) send a fax to 508-427-1246 with your printed and signed name requesting withdrawal.

Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your drivers license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.


Kelley Tilden

Director of Community Education
Tel: 508-588-9100 x1310
Fax: 508-427-6532

Paul Key

Associate Director of Community Education
Tel: 508-588-9100 x1312
Fax: 508-427-6532


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