Nursing Assistant Certificate
This certificate is designed for students seeking an introduction to nursing assisting and the basic skills required for computations, documenting, team collaboration, communication, and client advocacy in the health care setting. It will enhance the knowledge and skills base of nursing assistants already in the workplace. Prepares students for entry level employment in acute care, long term care, and assisted living settings. This is a Tech Prep articulated program. For more information regarding Tech Prep, click here.
Minimum credit hours required: 30
Certificate Requirements: 30 credit hours
AHS 100 Introduction to Health Services (3)
AHS 105 Communication & Behavior in the HealthCare Setting (3)
AHS 110 Health Care Ethics & Law (3)
AHS 131 Medical Terminology (3)
BIO 160 Introduction to Human Physiology & Anatomy (4)
CIS 102 Computer Literacy (2)
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)
ENG 100¹ Fundamentals of Composition (3)
ENG 101¹ English Composition I (3)
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra with Review (4)
MAT 151 College Algebra (strongly recommended if considering
any type of academic transfer) (4)
NUR 110 Nursing Assistant I (4)
NUR 111¹ Nursing Assistant Clinical (1)
¹Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and
skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Use critical thinking skills in decision making concerning patient care and well being.
• Fully meet the requirements to gain phlebotomy certification.
• Possess the ability to apply proper oral and written communication skills in the workplace
• Possess the ability to fully function as an allied health technician in the health care industry
• Possess the ability to understand cultural diversity and apply this understanding to health care situations.
• Effectively operate computer hardware and software as applicable to the health care industry.
• Master phlebotomy skills including: the collection of specimens, infection control and safety, the operation of the clinical laboratory, health care delivery and terminology.
• Possess the ability to recognize and address problems concerning patient care and well being.
• Possess the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate data.
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.