Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver

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Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver

Technical Diploma

2 Credits | Less than one year

Technical Diploma | Career Pathway

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Career Cluster: Human Services

You will obtain the knowledge and skills required to become a Community-Based Residential (CBRF) caregiver in Wisconsin. This technical diploma is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in CBRF residential and treatment facilities. 

Program Overview

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be added to the Wisconsin CBRF Employee Registry and will receive the American Red Cross First Aid Basic with Choking Certification of Completion. Coursework will include the following training modules: Fire Safety, Medication Administration and Management, Standard Precautions, First Aid and Choking, Resident's Rights and Challenging Behaviors. 

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to: 

  • Practice safe medication storage and administration
  • Interact professionally with residents
  • Use standard precautions
  • Respond to first-aid and fire emergencies
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Meet the emerging and rapidly growing career prospects for service providers needed to work with individuals living in residential centers. 

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A growing industry with high demand for skilled workers. 

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Hands-on, interactive, in-person coursework.

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Fulfill training requirements for treatment and residential centers.


Academics

Coursework includes the following training modules: Fire Safety, Medication Administration and Management, Standard Precautions, First Aid and Choking, Resident's Rights and Challenging Behaviors and meets Wisconsin CBRF Employee Registry and American Red Cross First Aid Basic with Choking certification requirements. 

Career-Enhancing Credentials

You can apply this technical diploma to the Human Services Associate or Gerontology-Aging Services Professional associate degrees, or you can take it as a standalone diploma. 

Credit for Prior Learning

Students who meet requirements may receive credit for prior learning for this course and apply to associate degrees such as Human Services Associate or Gerontology-Aging Services Professional.

Pair with a Related Program

Enhance your education and marketability by pairing this technical diploma with any of the following programs: Nursing-Associate Degree, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant, Paramedic Technician, EMT-Paramedic, Nursing Assistant or Human Services Associate. 


Curriculum

Coursework addresses safe medication storage and administration, the use of standard precautions, professional care of CBRF residents and appropriate responses to first-aid and fire emergencies. 

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Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver student at WITC, you can build credentials each step of the way. 

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Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver

Technical Diploma
2 Credits / 1 Course / 1 Semester Part Time
Potential Careers
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Group Homes, Transitional Housing
Average Starting Wage
$20,018–$36,397 Annually
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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree in either of these programs.

Gerontology - Aging Services Professional

Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Aging Services Provider, Advocacy Specialist, Geriatric Care Specialist, Dementia Care Specialist/Provider, Benefits Coordinator, Client Navigation Specialist, Activity/Recreation Coordinator, Housing/Transportation Specialist, Program Planner
Average Starting Wage
$18,199-$51,642 annually
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Human Services Associate

Associate Degree
60 Credits / 2 Years Full Time
Potential Careers
Case Worker, Community Outreach/Support Worker, Income Maintenance Worker, Human Services / Information and Referral Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor (with specialized field experience), Intake Worker, Prevention Worker, Residential Manager
Average Starting Wage
$24,958-$43,822 annually
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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Bachelor's Degree

Lakeland University | UW-Barron County | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Social and Community Services Manager, Patient Representative
Average Starting Wage
$20,197–$53,456 annually

Human Services Associate Bachelor's Degree

The College of St. Scholastica | Lakeland University | UW-Barron County | UW-Eau Claire | UW-Green Bay | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Stout | UW-Superior
Potential Careers
Social Worker, Social and Community Services Manager
Average Starting Wage
$27,910–51,510 annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver 

2 Credits | Less than one year

$386

$386 In Tuition and Fees

 


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver (CBRF) program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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