Welcome to ACE Postsecondary School
Message from the Chair
Hello, my name is Brenda Morris. I am the Chair in the Department of Caregiving at ACE Postsecondary School. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for visiting us at ACE, where we have great pride in providing the highest quality education and training in caregiving. I oversee every detail in our ongoing efforts to maintain the high quality of education and training at ACE. Importantly, as a private postsecondary school, we continually seek ways to improve our standing in the community.
I have a solid background in sales, marketing and business management. Business management has always been a passion of mine. The only thing that I am more passionate about is about the way our community provides and cares for each other. I have witnessed caregiving first hand – I have a family member with developmental disabilities and have been frustrated at times with the service and quality of care received. That is when I realized that high quality training for caregivers is absolutely imperative. For that reason, I feel at home with ACE Postsecondary School, and I greatly appreciate being in a position that blends my two passions.
Over the years, ACE has enjoyed expanding and growing its reputation in the Valley and statewide. Not only do we take great care in developing our caregiving curricula, but we also ensure that competent training is provided in a clean, modern and respectful environment. Our staff places the training and attentiveness to our students second to none, and we will continue to focus on high quality instruction and training to all students becoming caregivers or Direct Care Workers.
I hope I have adequately expressed my heartfelt dedication to the services we provide at ACE. My team and I look forward to welcoming you and providing you with an unparalleled and unforgettable educational and training experience.
Please call me at (623) 932-7979 to schedule an appointment for you to visit us!
Chair, Dept. of Caregiving
ACE Postsecondary School
Become a Professional Caregiver at ACE Postsecondary School
ACE provides professional instruction in caregiving by state-approved instructors who provide up-to-date information, skills testing, and guidance for you to become a Direct Care Worker (DCW), as envisioned by the State of Arizona (azahcccs.gov and azdirectcare.org). All students earning DCW qualification certificate will be recognized by any caregiver employer in the state of Arizona. The curricula used at ACE follow state and federal guidelines. Accordingly, ACE adheres to the Principles of Caregiving (azdirectcare.org) as the core of its DCW classes.
Let ACE Provide DCW Training for Your Agency
If the caregiving agency business where you work is contracted with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)—the Medicaid program in Arizona—but does not have an approved licensed DCW training facility, ACE can provide the caregiver training required.
The DCW training at ACE also provides the necessary training if your agency is contracted with the Department of Economic Security / Division of Developmental Disabilities. We provide the training required to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, and we also offer Prevention & Support and Article 9 classes. Article 9 is required by The Division of Developmental Disabilities. Caregiving courses at ACE exceed state and federal requirements.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Training
If you need CPR certification—including automated external defibrillator (AED) certification (adult, child, and infant) and First Aid—ACE can provide expert training in those classes. All caregivers in Arizona must have these courses to be a qualified Direct Care Worker/Support Provider.
Arizona Caregiver Requirements
The changes in caregiving rules and regulations in Arizona are discussed in detail at the following two websites Arizona Direct Care and AHCCCS. These changes are mandated for most caregivers, including those who care for family members. Please contact us at ACE if you have any questions or concerns about these new guidelines and rules.