Health Support Professional

Health Sciences

Receive an introduction to the key skills you need to be a direct care worker in healthcare by completing core classes, personal activities of daily living, and health monitoring and maintenance courses. Direct care workers are also referred to as direct support professionals, supported community living workers, home health aides, universal workers and apartment instructors.

Award: Career Pathway Certificate
Credits: Noncredit
Locations: Calmar, Dubuque

Paying for the Program


You may qualify to earn a Career Pathway Certificate at no cost if you meet all eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

$20,494 - 63,716

Estimated annual salary range for Health Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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  • Attend an information session. Find upcoming events and register on the CPC Information Session page.
  • Register and pay tuition now for the next class offering or Apply for Tuition Assistance
  • For Tuition Assistance contact NICC Business and Community Solutions to complete the following:
    • Tuition Assistance Program Application
    • National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) Assessment
    • Interview with NICC staff

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalency and transcripts. If you are in the process of completing your high school equivalency diploma you may start the Health Support Professional program but will not be able to receive your certificate of completion until you complete the HiSET.
  • Provide proof of Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Pass background check
  • Pass drug screening
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Core 6
Personal Activities of Daily Living 24
Personal Activities of Daily Living Lab 28
Health Monitoring and Maintenance 30
Health Monitoring and Maintenance Lab 2
Clinical 30
Total Hours 120
Amy Manning

Amy Manning, B.S.N., R.N.
Business & Community Solutions (BCS)

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1222
  • Location: Calmar