Certified Nurse Aide

In order to meet the rising demand for trained personnel in the health care industry, HCC offers Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) courses for fast-track training that produces successful graduates sought after for entry-level positions in the field.

The CNA program will provide the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. You will learn about resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.

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Overview

 

You will learn about resident rights, communication, safety, observation and reporting. You will learn to assist residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. You will also learn about the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within social systems associated with the nurse aide occupation. You will be prepared for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices and hospitals. Income will depend on the area of employment chosen.

 

What are the prerequisites?

 

Students taking health programs that have direct contact with patients may be required to meet or obtain the following:

  • Proof of completion of Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer
  • Hospital scrubs and student identification badge
  • Flu Shot
  • Current immunizations: Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (TDAP), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, negative TB Skin Test or chest X-ray, Chicken Pox (Varicella), Hepatitis B series

Each program has specific requirements which are discussed and distributed at the program information sessions.

 

Employment

 

There are 18,457 Nursing Assistants employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 16.7% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 1,277 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $12.16 hourly, $25,000 annually

 

Information Sessions

NOTE:  CNA info sessions will be held on-line until further notice

LocationDay/Date RoomPhone

Southeast Campus

6815 Rustic, 77087

 

Thursdays: July 9, August 6, September 10, October, 8, November 5, December 3

 3:00 p.m.

WEBEX online

713.718.7583

713.718.7031

Alief CE Center 

13803 Bissonnet, 77083
 

Wednesdays:  July 15, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9 

3:00 p.m.

 WEBEX online

713.718.7583

West Loop Campus

5601 West Loop, 77081
 

 Tuesdays:  July 21, August 18, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15

6:00 p.m.

WEBEX online

713.718.7583

713.718.7633

South Campus

1990 Airport Blvd, 77051
 

Wednesdays:  July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 18, December 16

1:00 p.m.

WEBEX online 

713.718.7583 

713.718.7031

Acres Homes

630 Little York, 77091
 

Attend Southeast Campus (See above dates)

 

WEBEX online 

713.718.7583 

713.718.7031 

Katy Campus

1550 Foxlake Dr. 77084
 

Wednesdays (See above dates)

 

WEBEX online 

713.718.7583

713.718.7633
 

 

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Certified Nurse Aide

Suite 205 6815 E. Rustic St., Houston, TX 77087