Programs And Courses

Personal Care Home Administrator

Personal Care Home Administrator

Learn about our Personal Care Home Administrator Non-credit program —Harrisburg Campus.


What is the objective of the program? 

HACC designed this program to:

  • Strengthen health and safety requirements
  • Address all issues surrounding resident care


Do I qualify for the program?

You must have one of the following: 

  • An RN license from the Department of State
  • An associate's degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited institution
  • An LPN license from the Department of State. You must also have one year of work experience in a related field.
  • A nursing home administrator license from the Department of State

For a home serving eight or fewer residents, you need one of the following: 

  • A GED or high school diploma. You must also have 2 years direct care.
  • Administrative experience in the human services field.

How do I enroll in the program?

You will pay at the time of enrollment. You must pay prior to class start date.

You can pay by check, money order or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). You must phone, fax or mail your registration depending upon type of payment. 

The PA Department of Public Welfare has approved this course. It approved the course to meet requirements set forth in the new regulations.


What does the program cover? 

  • Abuse and neglect prevention and reporting (6 hours)
  • Resident home contracts (3 hours0
  • Certification in CPR/obstructed airway/first aid (7 hours)
  • Care for residents with dementia, cognitive impairments and other special needs (8 hours)
  • Care for residents with mental illness (7 hours)
  • Care for residents with mental retardation (2 hours)
  • Recreation (4 hours)
  • Fire prevention and emergency preparedness (4 hours)
  • Writing, completing and implementing initial assessments and support plans (9 hours)
  • Budgeting and financial recordkeeping (4 hours)
  • Cultural competency (3 hours)
  • Gerontology (5 hours)
  • Local, state and federal laws and regulations. These pertain to the operation of the home (2 hours)
  • Resident rights (4 hours)
  • Nutrition, food handling and sanitation (5 hours)
  • Personal care services and personal hygiene (9 hours)
  • Staff supervision and training (8 hours)
  • Medication procedures, medication effects and side effects, and universal precautions (7 hours)
  • Community resources, social services and community activities (6 hours)


How much does the program cost?

The full 100-hour course costs $1,480.

You can take program topics individually for $16 per hour. Taking program topics individually can meet the continuing education requirement (24 hours annually).


Can I receive veterans education benefits for this program?

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines benefits. 
  • The VA approves veterans' education benefits for non-credit healthcare programs. These programs must result in a certificate upon completion. 
  • The VA bases benefits on the length of the class and the number of weekly clock hours. 
  • The VA provides benefits on a post-payment basis. You must pay tuition in advance.
  • Contact:

    Military and Veterans Affairs Office
    Cooper 204B


Who can I contact for more information? 

Health Careers
717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222, ext. 211988


Noncredit Healthcare Education 
717-221-1352 or 800-222-4222, ext. 1352
Fax: 717-909-9447
HACC Harrisburg Campus 
Blocker Hall, Room 221 
One HACC Drive 
Harrisburg, PA 17110