Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver

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Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver

Technical Diploma

2 Credits | 36 Hours

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
  • Advocate for the fair and ethical treatment of all residents
  • Respond appropriately to challenging behaviors
  • Practice standard precautions in all situations in the residential setting
  • Apply America Red Cross (ARC) first aid and choking emergency procedures
  • Apply the basic of fire, fire prevention and emergent response
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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.


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. 


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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This is the program you're looking at.

Technical Diploma
2 Credits / 1 Course / 1 Semester Part Time
Potential Careers
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Group Homes, Transitional Housing
Range of Yearly Salary
$18,719–$45,756 Annually
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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree in either of these programs.

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
Range of Yearly Salary
$26,726-$43,677 WTCS annually
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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
Range of Yearly Salary
$24,958-$40,494 annually
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Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process for this program just complete the online application or contact Student Services. When completing an online application, select Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) Caregiver from the drop down list. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

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

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*

Community-Based Residential Facility Caregiver 

2 Credits | 36 Hours


No book costs

*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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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243



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