1-credit Certificate

Caregivers provide basic help and care to another person in need, often an older adult or child who is chronically ill or has special medical needs. In the Caregiver certificate, refine the skills needed to work in a client's home or care facility setting, and provide services including basic personal care, light housekeeping and companionship, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment. The course may also be useful to those who want to find out more information and become a caregiver to a member of their own family.

  • Courses are generally offered in two-week segments or two Saturdays.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $36,372

Program Code 40-510-CA

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 510-328 Caregiver Skills1  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.