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Direct Care Worker

Join the Heart of Healthcare: Start Your Health Care Career as a Direct Care Worker

What is a direct care worker?

A Direct Care Worker (DCW) provides non-medical services such as personal care (hygiene, grooming and helping with elimination needs), light housekeeping, nutrition assistance, and physical support and assistance as necessary.

How do I become a direct care worker?

CGTI’s Direct Care Worker class is approximately 24 in-person training hours and includes classroom lecture and skills lab training. Successfully completing our State-Approved Training and Testing Program qualifies you to become a DCW in as little as three days!

Where do direct care workers work?

DCWs work primarily in private residences.

What does the course cost?

Direct Care Worker course cost: $250

Your admission checklist:

  • No previous healthcare experience is required.
  • A GED or high school diploma are not required to enroll.
  • Students are required to pass our entrance exam that tests for English comprehension and math skills.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to enroll.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Pass a criminal background check and obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
  • Provide a state issued photo ID, social security card and proof of legal residency.
Our team will help you navigate your admissions checklist.

What our students say about CGTI


"If you’re thinking about a career in healthcare, you should call CGTI. This is a wonderful place…great environment, great energy, good vibes. I love it here.”

– Lino, CGTI Student

CGTI provides comprehensive support services. Reach out with any questions on our programs and how we can help you navigate your journey into a new career.

Request more information and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and talk you through the process of enrolling for our on-campus programs.

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