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Health Certification Courses (CNA, CMA, HHA)

The following courses are designed to train students to work for a health care facility providing specific patient care.  Students who successfully complete the CNA, CMA, or HHA courses must pass the corresponding state exam to receive certification in those areas.

 CMAD-105. Certified Medication Aide (CMA). 3 Hours (75 Contact Hours). This is a 75-hour course designed to teach the concepts of correct medication administration for the purpose of administering medications in a long-term care facility under the supervision of a professional nurse. Must be 18 years old and a certified nurse aide to enroll. Student must pass a state test at the completion of the course to become certified to pass medications.

CNAD-100. Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). 4 Hours (90 Contact Hours). This is a 90-hour training course designed to provide the skills needed to become a Kansas certified nurse aide. It will include training in direct patient care in all areas to fulfill their activities of daily living. Must be at least 16 years of age.

CNAD-110. Social Service Designee. 1 Hour (36 Contact Hours). This course provides an overview of the bio-psychosocial aging process and addresses the role of the activity and social service departments in resident care, the health care team concept, communication skills, regulatory standards, protocols, conflict resolution, and management principles. This course prepares the student for the role of Social Service Designee in a long-term care facility as the person accountable to designated consultants.

CNAD-120. Activity Director. 1 Hour (36 Contact Hours). This course prepares the student for the duties of an Activity Director. The Activity Director is responsible for the scheduling and presentation of a variety of activities for residents of long-term care facilities, hospitals, assisted living facilities, etc. Must be able to implement a plan of care to improve or restore Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

CONT-230. Health Applications. Up to 3 Hours (0-90 Contact Hours). This continuing education course allows students to gain knowledge and practical applications of health-related careers through lecture and lab settings.

HHAD-120. Home Health Aide. 1 Hour (20 Contact Hours). This is a 20-hour course designed to teach the concepts of caring for clients in their own home using equipment and/or adapting materials available in the home. Student must hold a valid nurse aide certificate issued by the KDHE, be at least 18 years of age and have completed 4 years of high school or have a GED diploma.