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Allied Health 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-115. Certified Medication Aide (CMA). 4 Hours. This course is designed to teach the concepts of correct medication administration as approved by the secretary of health and environment for the purpose of administering medications in a long term care facility under the  supervision of a professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse.

CNAD-105. Certified Nurses Aide (CNAD). 5 Hours This course is designed to teach the concepts of direct patient care and apply current nursing assistant practices to long term care facilities. Clinical  experience will consist of working with an RN instructor in a nursing assistant role during training process in an assigned long term care facility. (This course is available tuition free for current Kansas residents attending a Kansas high school. Learn more about tuition free technical program for Kansas residents attending a Kansas high school.)

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.

Fast Facts

  • For CNAs, salary range of 20k to 23k per year.
  • Experienced CNA, 25k per year salary.