The Nursing Assisting program is a course for high school students that are interested in entering the health care profession. The program provides classroom skills and clinical experience. The student will attain 90 plus hours of clinical experience in local health care facilities throughout the school year. The student will also earn AHA certification in CPR/first aid. A few of the topics covered in the CNA program are: Anatomy and Physiology, disease, infection control, communication, safety topics, and medical terminology. At completion of the Nursing Assisting program the student will have the ability to receive their CNA. The experience gained as a Certified Nurse Assistant also enables the individual to consider and pursue upward mobility in the health services field as opportunities arise. The student who completes the program and certification also will receive a college credit for Medical Terminology with Beal College and SMCC.

Course Requirements: Students must be 16 years of age at the start of the CNA course.

Schedule: This course meets Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 10:30 am.

Location: This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center.