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Nursing Assistant

Program of Study

  • Benefit: Practical experience in Patient Care

  • Learn: Healthcare, medical terminology, and patient care

  • Skills: Sanitizing, sterilization, basic life support, and patient interaction

  • Careers: Nursing, Aid or Medical Technician in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, or clinics

Course Sequence

Level 1 (9th)

Principles of Health Science

Level 2 (10th)

Medical Terminology

Level 3 (11th)

Health Science Theory/Clinical (double-blocked)

Level 4 (12th)

Practicum in Health Science CNA*

*Industry Certification:

*Certified Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician

Postsecondary Opportunities

Associates Degrees

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Medical Assistant / Clinical Assistant

  • Pre-Nursing - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Nursing – Registered Nurse (RN)

Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional Degrees

  • Dentist

  • Physical Assistant

  • Family/General Practitioner (Doctor)

Aligned Occupations

Occupations

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Medical Assistants

$29,598

8,862

30%

Surgical Technologists

$45,032

1,150

20%

Licensed Vocational Nurse

$42,800

8,880

16%

Dental Hygienists

$73,507

1,353

38%

Registered Nurse

$85,625

8,880

16%

Physicians and Surgeons

$213,071

1,151

30%