Personal Support Specialist (PSS)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Home Health Aide/Home Attendant. 512602


Home Health Aide.
An instructional program that prepares individuals to assist elderly, convalescent or handicapped patients in their homes by providing for their physical, mental, emotional and/or social health care needs, under the supervision of a registered nurse. This program is 50 hours long.  Topics taught are:  personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, and aging and illness. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Mid-Coast School of Technology

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

1 Main St., Rockland, ME

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Type of Attainment:

Postsec. Awards/Cert./Diplomas; <1 yr.

Name of Credential

PSS certification

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

WIOA funds available for qualified students

Refund Policy

N/A after start of program

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$415.00 Hours

Other Fees

$21.00 background check (not included in tuition fee)

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1122.00Personal Care Aides
$10.50 per hour
Required Certification: PSS certification

Provider Status



Adult Education Director, One Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841

Phone Number

(207) 596-7752

Fax Number

(207) 594-7506

Web Address

Last Updated

May 26, 2021


May 06, 2016


Jun 15, 2018