Certificate of Achievement 12-17 Semester (or 17-27 Quarter) Units
1. Students will be prepared to obtain an entry-level position as a rehabilitation aide, working under a physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, or occupational therapist.
2. Students who are currently certified nursing assistants will be prepared to transition as a restorative nursing assistant.
3. Students will be eligible to take the American Heart Association Basic Life Support provider certification.
Program Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will be able to utilize office skills in a rehabilitation setting.
2. Students will be able to utilize basic rehabilitation procedures on patients.
The Rehabilitation Aide Certificate of Achievement program goal is classified as “Other – Designed to Meet Community Needs.” This certificate is designed to meet community needs in accordance with the community college mission.
1. We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community;
• The certificate program is designed to train students to become rehabilitation aides who are employed in facilities that serve the complex and culturally diverse population in the Fresno area.
2. We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
3. We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking;
4. We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs;
• The certificate program is designed for students to learn and practice the skills to obtain employment as an entry-level rehabilitation aide.
• The certificate program is a stackable degree, so graduates of the rehabilitation aide program working in the field may choose to further their education and seek an advanced degree to become an occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist, or physical therapist.
• The certificate program courses are HCA5 – Introduction to Health Careers, OT10 – Medical Terminology, OT17 – Job Retention and Responsibilities, BIOL122 – Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIOL5 – Human Biology, REHT111 – Rehabilitation Aide, REHT112 – Rehabilitation Aide Externship, REHT113 – Seminar for Rehabilitation Aide Externship
5. We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success;
• The certificate program has an externship component, in which students practice skills learned in the classroom in the current clinical climate. Our community partnerships taking our externship students will complete the training of our students and offer these partnerships the opportunity to hire our students.
6. We engage in reflective, data-driven cycle of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes.
The Rehabilitation Aide Certificate of Achievement program embodies a pattern of learning experiences that are focused on specific capabilities or knowledge areas. Student learning outcomes are developed from input by the Rehabilitation Aide advisory board members, who in part, are current industry professionals who know of specific capabilities and knowledge areas needed to be employed as a rehabilitation aide specific to the Central Valley area. Also, the externship component of this program allows students to practice current skills under the supervision of industry professionals.