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Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
with Brenda Faust, RN
This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting, and documentation are taught. How to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging, and illness are additional topics covered in class. English Language Learners enrolling should have CASAS Reading scores of 220 or above. Please contact our office at 730-5040 for an application and to arrange a CASAS Reading test.
Classes are held on Thursdays, 3-8pm, and Saturdays, 7am-12 noon.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
with Orlene Dematteo, RN
Students in this certificate program complete a total of 150 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience, meeting all state CNA licensing requirements. Upon successful completion of the course and passage of the state competency exam, students are eligible to enter the healthcare field under the direction of a licensed nurse. Students must be 18 years old, have a high school or equivalency diploma, and have a CASAS reading score of 238 or above. An application, interview, and reading assessment are required. Course days & hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-8:30 pm; and Saturdays 8 am-4:30 pm (with a half hour meal break per class). No class on Thanksgiving. Class textbook is included in the course fee.