Continuing education units are provided upon request with a minimum enrollment of 4 students per agency. Certificates are issued upon successful course completion. For further information or to schedule a class, please contact us directly.

Adapted from the Direct Care Working- Aging and Physical Disabilities Module, this class will provide the student a basic foundation for developing meaningful and engaging activities for the elderly.

Course content includes:

  • principles of activity planning;
  • cultural and religious issues;
  • activities specific to various disabilities and functional abilities.

1 hour class  / $25

Adapted from the Direct Care Worker-Caregiver Fundamentals module, this course is intended to teach essential health safety skills for the caregiver.

Course content includes:

  • measures to promote prevention and control of infections;
  • standard universal precautions;
  • procedures for handling and disposing of sharps, and other bio-hazardous waste;
  • common infectious diseases.

2 hour class / $30

Adapted from the Direct Care Worker -Alzheimers Disease & Related Disorders module, this course provides a framework for supporting clients and their families to  prepare and process end of life issues and critical decision making.

Course participants will learn to:

  • Identify the stages of grief.
  • Give examples of behaviors at different stages of grief.
  • Understand that death is unique to each individual.
  • Describe the physical and emotional aspects of the dying process.
  • Give examples of how cultural and family differences influence the death and dying process.
  • Explain how a death can affect the DCW.
  • Identify and explain coping strategies relevant to grieving and/or dying.
  • Describe resources the community has to offer.

1 hour class / $25

Directs support professionals through the process of development, monitoring, and documentation of appropriate goals and outcomes for individuals served through the division.   Material covered in the class is taken directly from the Direct Care Worker Level Two- Caregiver Fundamentals curriculum.

Course objectives include:

the purpose of reporting and documentation;
the purpose of care and support plans;
the importance of observing changes in a person;
observation techniques to identify and explain signs and symptoms that need reporting; and
preparing written documentation following specific guidelines.

2 hour class / $30

Adapted from the Direct Care Worker-Caregiver Fundamentals module, this course provides practical support for the in-home care provider.  Participants will experience and interactive learning model to develop greater awareness and learn essential skills to maintain client safety.

Course content includes:

  • utilizing the client service plan to determine risk factors and safety precautions;
  • proper household cleaning procedures;
  • disposal of household waste;
  • common household emergency situations and intervention techniques;
  • developing and emergency plan;
  • fire risks and appropriate safety techniques including the proper use of a fire extinguisher;
  • material hazards within the home environment; and
  • fall risk and methods of prevention.

1 hour class / $25

This course provides a framework to distinguish what constitutes a qualifying incident and the process for recording and reporting.  Guidelines align with state policies and procedures for all contracted, licensed , certified, supervised, or financially supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD).

Course content includes:

  • definition of regular and serious incident reports;
  • understanding various types of documentation; and
  • DDD guidelines for completing and submitting incident documentation.

2 hour class / $30

During this one hour class, students will learn to identify contagious pathogens and how to avoid and prevent infection.  Topics include:

  • The Spread of diseases and prevention
  • Common bloodborne pathogens
  • Other Common conditions
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Standard & Universal Precautions
  • Hand washing
  • Handling and disposal of infections wastes
  • Linens
  • Cleaning the environment

1 hour class / $25

Adapted from the Direct Care Worker-Caregiver Fundamentals Module, the course focuses on providing a basic overview of Participants will gain an understanding of the progression of care services and where those services are today.

Course content includes:

  • history and philosophy of  care;
  • Common developmental disability diagnosis; and
  • qualifying for disability services

2 hour class /$30

This course provides an introduction to the basics of self-administered medication monitoring and documentation for providers contracted with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

Course objectives include:

a complete review of health and wellness;
introduction to common symptoms of illness;
medication basics, including purpose of medication, administration of medication, and prevention of medication errors;
review of medication side effects;
guideline regarding psychotropic medications;
hands-on experience reading labels; and
documenting administration of medications

2 hour class / $30

Students will engage in a dynamic and interactive classroom experience to gain understanding and learn the qualities and skills required of the professional caregiver.   Areas addressed include:

  • Describe professionalism
  • Identify what work ethics are
  • Identify how to display professionalism and ethics
  • Explain how professionalism and our work ethics play a pivotal role in our work

1 hour class / $25

Course content includes:

  • common behaviors,
  • why behaviors occur
  • behavior as a communication,
  • key principals,
  • prevention,
  • intervention, and
  • when and how to help.

2 hour class