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Nursing Assistant Training Program
Lake Tahoe Community College offers a comprehensive Nursing Assistant Training Program (HEA145) that is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This program is offered during fall quarter and prepares students for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). In partnership with Barton Memorial Hospital, students receive hands-on experience in providing patient care.
Mandatory Course Orientation
Interested students must attend a mandatory orientation held in early August (see summer schedule for date and time). You will not be allowed to register in the course without attending this orientation. Students must complete their physical exam, immunizations and TB test before admission to the course. Information and forms for these requirements are provided at the August orientation meeting.
Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer Certification is a co-requisite for this class. To satisfy this requirement, contact Barton University to register for this non-LTCC course.
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the state certifying exam, become a Certified Nursing Assistant, and choose to go directly to work or continue to pursue education opportunities in other health care careers.
Gainful Employment Information (Medical Office Assistant: Clinical)
Related Occupations: Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
To protect student confidentiality no information on "On Time Completion Rates" is reported in programs where fewer than 10 certificates were awarded in a school year.
Short-Term Departmental Certificate
The highly successful Nursing Assistant Training Program (HEA145) is a one quarter course (8-units) that prepares students for careers as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). CNAs are important members of a health care team and provide patients with the personal care needed in nursing homes, hospitals, and other health-care facilities. Typical patient-care duties include bathing and dressing patients, helping with personal hygiene, taking vital signs, answering call lights, transporting patients, servicing and collecting food trays, and feeding patients when necessary. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the California State certifying exam for nursing assistants. For further information about this program, contact the Career and Technical Education department at extension 583.