Nursing Assistant



This certificate in nursing assistant provides the didactic and experiential learning outcomes to successfully provide the scope of care of the certified nursing assistant. This is a one semester certificate program.


Program Location: Greenwood

Program Coordinator: Deborah Hoffman




Day Program

AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1.0
AHS 163 Long Term Care 5.0
Total Credit Hours: 9.0

Updated 6/3/2013



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Advisement Information

  • Interested applicants for the NAC6 certificate should be referred to Carol Paguntalan for advising and enrollment.

  • Nursing Assistant certificate (NAC6) is eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance.  It is not eligible for Title IV funding (PELL, Loans). FAFSA Waiver can be completed for LTA.

  • Criteria for enrollment into AHS 163 includes: 18 years old by the first day of class.  The pre-requisite for AHS 102 is RDG 100 or test score equivalent.

  • Additional costs for the AHS 163 class include:  books/workbooks, blood pressure kit, navy blue scrubs, white shoes, background check, drug screening, clinical insurance and a two-step TB tests.  The fees of the background check and drug screening ($82.50), lab fee ($20) and insurance ($25) will be added to tuition.

  • Applicants interested in completing the nursing assistant class through Continuing Education should contact Deborah Hoffman.  This would not include the AHS 102 (Medical Terminology) or AHS 106 (CPR).

  • Students can still complete AHS 163 without being enrolled in the NAC6 curriculum. Students should consult with their financial aid counselor to confirm if it will be covered.

  • AHS 102 Requirement: This program requires AHS 102, Medical Terminology. Beginning Fall 2014, AHS 102 will have a 5 year expiration. Students who readmit or transfer beginning fall 2014 must have AHS 102 within 5 years for it to be transferred in or apply to their program of study. Students who are currently enrolled at the college or who return to the college after an absence of less than 3 semesters, will retain credit for AHS 102 > 5 years, provided they stay in the same major. If a student changes major, the new major would fall under the latest catalog year. If the AHS 102 course > 5 years at the time of the change of major, the course will be considered to be expired. Students who are employed in a health related field may petition that AHS 102 > 5 years be accepted. The academic program director over the student’s selected major would make the determination if a course >5 years would be accepted. This petition would be made in DegreeWorks by the program coordinator or department head at the time of the decision. A student should be referred to the program coordinator to request the petition.
  • There are two options for AHS 106 (CPR) for NAC6 students for Fall 2014: Sat, 8/16, 9am - 3pm (17613) or Tues, 8/19 8am - 1pm (17614).  Students in majors other than NAC6 who wish to complete the NAC6 certificate will receive an error message attempting to register for the AHS 106 class.  An override must be done; please contact Carol Paguntalan for assistance.

Advisement Information updated 6/17/2014