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What are some good HHA classes available online?

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Kennesaw State University and Ashworth College are schools that offer good home health aide (HHA) classes, as noted on each institution's website. Students enrolled in these programs must check with their particular state for certification/licensing requirements because they may need to complete an externship or other required coursework besides these online course, as noted by Kennesaw State University.

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An HHA works with elderly or ill clients either in their homes or in a residential facility. Some duties of an HHA are to help clients with bathing, feeding, dressing and simple medical-related tasks like temperature taking. Most states in the United States require that HHAs go through some training and pass a certification exam. Although many schools offer HHA programs, these programs may not be entirely online because labs, hands-on experience or an externship may be other requirements for earning a certificate, as noted by Study.com. Most HHA programs can be hybrid programs.

Kennesaw State University and Ashworth College offer these online programs as well. The Home Health Assistant Prep course provided by Kennesaw State University is a self-paced course that requires 154 hours and can be completed in 12 months. After successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate. Ashworth College offers an HHA training program that is also self-paced and may be completed in about four months. Students can enroll in this program without and prerequisites. Ashworth College also notes that students need to check if this program satisfies their state requirements concerning training and other courses needed for licensing in this field.

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