Georgia Home Health Aide Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Home Health Aides in Georgia

Home health aides assist people with cognitive impairment, chronic illnesses or disabilities, helping them with their day-to-day routines. They can be involved in applying topical medications, dressing wounds, changing bandages, and may even help with the grooming, dressing and bathing of a patient. As with most health care careers, home health aides should consider some kind of formal education or training to prepare for the job.

Georgia Home Health Aide Schools

Whilst home health aides require no formal education, most will have a high school diploma at least. There are a number of educational facilities that provide programs that enable students to pursue their career as a home health aide. A number of these home health aide schools are located in Georgia, including:

  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College: WGTC is located in South Georgia and was established in 1963. There are over 100 programs on offer including a Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit.
  • Southern Regional Technical College: The main campus of SRTC is located in Thomasville, Georgia, with over 150 certificate, diploma and degree programs on offer. This includes the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit which takes place over 2 semesters.
  • West Georgia Technical College: Serving Troup, Meriwether, Heard, Haralson, Douglas, Coweta and Carroll Counties, WGTC are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. They offer a Nurse Aide Certificate Program which combines classroom training with all of the necessary clinical experiences.
  • Central Georgia Technical College: Established in 2012, Central Georgia Technical College is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. At CGTC, students can enroll on a Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit which takes places every semester and involves 13 credit hours.
  • Southern Crescent Technical College: Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southern Crescent offers a wide range of programs including a Nurse Aide Technical Certificate. This course takes place over a period of 2 semesters with a minimum of 13 credit hours being required for graduation.

What to Expect from Georgia Home Health Aide Programs

At a home health aide school in Georgia, you'll be able to broaden your knowledge of the health care field in order to go on and look after patients yourself, whether this is in their own home or a specialist care facility. Most of the courses involve classroom based learning as well as laboratory practice. Each program can cover a number of subjects, including:

  • An introduction to health care
  • Medical terminology
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Preventing the spreading of disease
  • Recording and assessing blood pressure, respiration and pulse
  • Catheter care techniques

Once completed, many of these programs allow you to go on and sit the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

Georgia Home Health Aide License

To become a home health aide in Georgia you don't require a specific license but the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program is used by the state of Georgia to determine nurse aide competency. This involves passing a skills test and written or oral test. Once both parts have been completed successfully, you'll be placed on the state register to show that you have met the necessary state and federal requirements.

Many employers may also need you to undergo on-the-job training. When working for an agency that receives reimbursement from Medicaid or Medicare, you will need to become certified by passing a competency evaluation and undergoing a minimum level of training. Formal training is sometimes available through home healthcare agencies, elder care programs, vocational schools and community colleges. And some employers may require you to have a CPR certification.

Resources for Home Health Aides in Pennsylvania


  1. Home Health Aides Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home-health-aides.htm, accessed September 16, 2016
  2. O*NET OnLine Summary Report for Home Health Aides, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-1011.00, accessed September 16, 2016

Schools for Home Health Aides in Georgia are listed below.

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More Georgia Home Health Aide Training Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Albany Technical College Albany Associate 2,770
Altamaha Technical College Jesup Associate 840
Appalachian Technical College Jasper Associate 998
Athens Technical College Athens Associate 4,041
Atlanta Technical College Atlanta Associate 3,327
Augusta Technical College Augusta Associate 4,516
Bainbridge College Bainbridge Associate 2,661
Central Georgia Technical College Macon Associate 5,233
Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta Associate 6,264
College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick Associate 2,942
Columbus Technical College Columbus Associate 3,604
Coosa Valley Technical College Rome Associate 2,628
Dekalb Technical College Clarkston Associate 3,819
East Central Technical College Fitzgerald Associate 1,356
Flint River Technical College Thomaston Associate 886
Griffin Technical College Griffin Associate 4,032
Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville Associate 4,789
Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin Associate 1,560
Lanier Technical College Oakwood Associate 3,303
Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins Associate 2,851
Moultrie Technical College Moultrie Associate 2,160
North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville Associate 1,964
North Metro Technical College Acworth Associate 2,222
Northwestern Technical College Rock Spring Associate 2,275
Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro Associate 1,921
Okefenokee Technical College Waycross Associate 1,550
Sandersville Technical College Sandersville Associate 776
Savannah River College Augusta Associate 233
Savannah Technical College Savannah Associate 4,159
South Georgia Technical College Americus Associate 1,853
Southeastern Technical College Vidalia Associate 920
Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville Associate 1,408
Swainsboro Technical College Swainsboro Associate 664
Valdosta Technical College Valdosta Associate 2,391
West Central Technical College Waco Associate 3,530
West Georgia Technical College LaGrange Associate 1,755

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Home Health Aides

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Georgia. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Home Health Aides

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Home Health Aides relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Albany 170 $20010 0.48
Athens 50 $22480 0.12
Clarke County 50 $22480 0.12
Atlanta 5060 $20630 0.34
Sandy Springs 5060 $20630 0.34
Roswell 5060 $20630 0.34
Gainesville 160 $22630 0.35
Brunswick 0 $17650 0
Rome 220 $17880 1.06
Macon 0 $21920 0
Savannah 0 $19170 0
Valdosta 0 $20670 0
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