Caregiver working with elder

Become a Caregiver

Build and learn a new skill set as a Caregiver and uncover your career potential in healthcare.

COD Continuing Education now offers an online Caregiver course, intended for those providing care for family members requiring in-home care, and/or for those seeking introductory training in caregiving as they pursue entry-level positions in the home services industry.

This online synchronous course will provide an overview of the basic principles of caregiving including:

  • Communication
  • Assisting with basic hygiene and activities of daily living
  • Infection control
  • Dietary and nutritional needs
  • Time management
  • Safety and emergency preparedness
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities

This course may also be beneficial as an initial step in a longer healthcare program of study.

Watch this short video for a program overview.

Overall employment as a Caregiver is projected to grow 36 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom generation ages and the elderly population grows, the demand for the services of home health aides and personal care aides will continue to increase. The median annual wage was $24,200 in May 2018.

March 15 to 19, Monday to Friday
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BHLTH-0600-001
Virtual Classroom, $319

Register today by calling (630) 942-2208.

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Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Email: CE@cod.edu
Fax: (630) 942-3785

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Continuing Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ce@cod.edu at any time.

Please note: all programming for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will be online (some exceptions apply).