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The Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit is a State approved program which offers training to candidates that desire to become eligible for certification as a certified nurse aide. The program prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to work in all health care facilities (e.g. nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, home health, etc.).
The standard curriculum for the Nurse Aide certificate program is designed for the semester system. The program can usually be completed in 1 semester during the daytime, but generally takes 2 semesters (terms) to complete at night. To graduate, students must earn 13 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of CPR/first aid card and training.