These courses are designed to prepare students to perform the basic nursing skills required in acute hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care agencies. Special emphasis is placed on health care provisions and modifications in community health care settings.

These courses are offered to complete one after another within one semester, consisting of eight hours lecture and sixteen hours lab/clinical per week and is worth 12.5 units of college credit. These courses are approved by the State Department of Health Services.

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Shasta College. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate:

  • 90% of students taking the end of program comprehensive written and skills predictor examination will demonstrate competency by a written score of 75% or higher and demonstrate competency on at least three of five randomly selected skills consistent with state certification testing competencies.

Requirements for Enrollment into the Program

Space in the program is limited. A new class is enrolled every semester. In order to be eligible to enroll in the NA and HHA courses, the student must complete the clinical requirements for immunizations and CPR certification. Students who have completed the requirements and submitted the appropriate forms will be added to the wait list based on the date of submission of clinical requirement materials to the Health Sciences office. Students on the wait list will be offered enrollment on a space available basis and will be contacted by the Health Sciences office to complete additional health and safety requirements (physical exam, TB screening, drug screening and criminal background check). Students must meet established physical criteria to participate in the clinical area. See program web page for specific information regarding enrollment.

Certificate Requirements

  • HEOC 130 Nurse Assistant 11
  • HEOC 131 Home Health Aide 1.5
Total Units for Certificate: 12.5

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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