Certificate in Home Health Aide

This program prepares students to enter the home health care profession as an entry-level home health aide. Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will meet all federal certification standards for both Home Health Aide and Nurse Aide and be prepared to sit for Home Health Aide competency exams and the New Mexico Nurse Aide Registry exam.

Prospective students who have been convicted of a felony are advised to contact the appropriate state board of nursing prior to admission to determine their eligibility for licensure. Fingerprinting for background checks, drug testing, and proof of recommended vaccination are required for the Home Health Aide class. All students must meet the stated requirements of each assigned clinical site to qualify for placement.

Class Requirements


AHAC 151        Basic Life Support for Healthcare

Providers (.5)

HLCR 126         Home Health Aide (6)


NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.


Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.