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Learn more about Companion Extraordinaire, our professional training center and a rewarding career in health care by taking a look at the two videos below.
We are excited to offer a new ESL/PCA for the Hispanic Community. Find the listing with details under our class descriptions below.

Let Dawn Benninghove, founder of Companion Extraordinaire, take you on a tour of the Training Center and introduce you to our Home Care Heroes.

Meet Ann Pryer, RN and Staff Development Coordinator. Learn about our existing and upcoming classes and changes in hybrid learning structure that streamline your success.

Companion Extraordinaire Classes

Our courses are approved by the Department of Medical Assistance Services and held in a friendly, professional
classroom setting. Our small class sizes ensure one-on-one interaction with your instructor. Classes are geared for
real-time demonstration and hands-on role-playing which we have found beneficial for quick comprehension and
long-term retention for industry professionals.

PCA

PATIENT CARE AIDE

Learn how to provide basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff. Assist patients with daily activities including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, changing linens, and taking medication.

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ESL/PCA

PERSONAL CARE AIDE CLASS FOR THE ESL HISPANIC/LATINO COMMUNITIES

Do you meet the DMAS requirements for a free ESL/PCA training course? Grant recipients must be 18 years or older; must be able to read and write in English to the degree necessary to perform the tasks expected; must be able to perform the tasks required; and must be able to pass a PCA course with a score of 80% or higher. Watch the video at right to learn about job opportunities. Download the brochure below and learn how to enroll.

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CNA

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

COMING SOON IN 2025—HYBRID ONLINE COURSE—REGISTRATION OPENS 01/01/2025

Learn to provide varying levels of care and support to physically and/or mentally disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves. Your certification and training will enable you to care for patients of all ages in hospitals, inpatient mental health facilities, and clinics.

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CPR

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION

Learn how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Our CPR course teaches participants how to keep a person’s airway open and keep their blood circulating during an emergency medical event.

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