2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Technician, Career Studies Certificate Program

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Pathways - Programs of Study

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide skills and knowledge to prepare the student to take the certification test for becoming a certified Nurse Aide in Virginia.

Occupational Objective: Upon completion of this curriculum and certification by the Virginia Board of Nursing, individuals will be eligible for employment in a variety of health care settings.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Admission requirements include high school graduation or GED, demonstrated competency in Math (MTE 1 -MTE 2 ), and be ENG 111  eligible. Students who desire progression into any other advancing levels of nursing must take MTE 1 -MTE 5 . Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses, in addition must have completed SDV 100  and ITE 115  prior to registering for HCT courses.

A prospective student with a felony/misdemeanor conviction needs to see the HCT course instructor/program advisor. Certain convictions will prevent an individual from being certified as a nurse aide in Virginia and other states. The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, student liability, uniforms, supplies, and equipment, which are required for clinical assignments in HCT 101  and HCT 102 . Prior to the onset of the first clinical session, the student must provide criminal background check.

Nurse Aide Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits: 17

1 HCT 101  and HCT 102  must be taken during the same semester. A student may choose to take only HCT 101  and HCT 102  and upon completion of these two courses, be a candidate to take the Nurse Aide in Virginia certification test. Students who choose this route will not receive the career studies certificate. However, students who are planning to explore career ladder opportunities to become a LPN or RN are advised to complete the Nurse Aide Career Study Certificate courses.

Suggested Scheduling:

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Pathways - Programs of Study