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Cape Cod Community College
  • 2240 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02668
  • 508 375-5013
  • Vocational Skills Training
Direct Care Worker
Program activities:

This course gives an overview of the variety of human service career paths and theoretical approaches used in the field. History and current trends are examined as well as working with culturally diverse populations. Special emphasis is centered around working with developmentally disabled populations. Students are provided with a sampling of the skills, ethical values, and helping process used in the field.

This course provides training for students to recognize the mental impact of the social and economic environment on clients. Students receive training and related certification in Mental Health First Aid, CPR/First Aid and MAP (Medication Administration Program).

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Unemployed, underemployed, marginalized populations

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 3
Total hours: 10
Information About Program Hours: Weekly hours comprised of 8 program hours + 2 hours of homework
Program duration: 16 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 1
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6:00pm-9:00pmLive Instruction
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601Access to public transportation is available.
Additional information about location:

Location of in-person labs: Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Program requirements: Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: Mental health First Aid, CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration Program, Cape Cod Community College Certificate of Completion
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s)

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Test/License Fees
Loaner laptop
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Steve McLeod
Telephone: 508-375-5004
Program code: CCC-IH-VT-DCP
ABAWD Qualifying? No