As part of a new series of classes tailored to meet community needs, Tri-County Community College’s health occupations training division will be offering its first-ever Activity Director – Basic class beginning Sept. 5.
“This class is designed to provide basic training to individuals desiring to become an activity director in a healthcare-related setting, such as long term care or assisted living facilities or adult care homes,” said Deborah Raper, director of health occupations training at Tri-County Community College.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for activity directors within the healthcare industry is expected to grow by 9 percent throughout the next decade.
Individuals interested in the Activity Director – Basic class are not required to have prior healthcare training or experience. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
“Our new class offers a great opportunity for healthcare workers looking to gain a credential, as well as individuals newly-interested in the healthcare field.” Raper said. “It’s a hands-on, engaging career option within the industry.”
The new Activity Director – Basic class will begin Sept. 5 and continue until the end of October from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The class also includes clinical hours.
Some of the topics covered include an overview of the activity director profession, activity care planning, and methods of service delivery. Persons completing the training become qualified to work as an activity director in a nursing home or assisted living facility
For more information about this class, call 837-6810 or visit www.tricountycc.edu.
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