Adult Residential Care Home Operator

Welcome to the Adult Residential Care Home Operator Program At Kaua'i Community College!

Students in the Adult Residential Care Home Operator (CHO) program will receive instruction in common diseases, nutrition, making medication available, communication, rehabilitation, regulations accounts, and community resources. Students will receive a solid understanding of the elements of the Hawai‘i Administrative Rules title 11 chapter 100.1. This program will allow students to apply for licensure as a state approved adult residential care home operator.


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to practice the principles of resident care.
  2. Incorporate the concepts of the social model through family and community centered approaches.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of community resources that may be utilized by residents and primary caregiver.
  4. Demonstrate skill in first aid, nutrition, and nursing and behavioral management of all CHO residents.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the licensure requirements for CHO facilities.


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Adult Residential Care Home Operator Certificate of Competence (CO), 4 credits

Summer  Session Semester 1

  • NURS 12 - ARCH: Common Diseases, Special Diets, and Medications (2 credits)
  • NURS 13 - ARCH: Specialized Populations, Communication, and Rehabilitation (1 credit)
  • NURS 14 - ARCH: Regulations, Accounts, and Community Resources (1 credit)
Total credits: 4

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