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Personal Care Attendant (PCA)                                                                 

$175 (17.5 hours) – text included

This course is designed for practicing PCAs, those considering becoming a PCA, and for people that are caring for someone in their home. Topics include infection control, safe transfer of patients, nutrition, and personal care. Each of the six classes will offer a hands on component. Up to 50% in tuition assistance may be available.    

Tuesdays, June 20 &27

Fridays, June 30 & July 7

Tuesday, July 11

8:30 am – Noon                                                                                                                Instructor: Deb Gabucci R.N.

Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA)                                          

$1050 course  - text $75 – licensing fees $150   (no payment online at this time) 

This 119 hour State Board of Nursing approved course focuses on essentials for nursing assistants, and safe and effective practices in the health care setting. Students learn the basics of assisting patients, body mechanics, ethics, and communication, while preparing for licensing exam. The written and skill LNA test is scheduled upon completion. Applicants must be able to pass a background check. Proof of immunizations and current TB test must be received with registration.Up to 50% tuition assistance may be available.  Limit 8 students.  

Application due August 11

Orientation August 29

Call our office for more information 334-5469 x3309                                                                                  Instructor: Deb Gabucci R.N.                                                            

Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA)                                          

$1200 course  - texts and materials $100     (no payment online at this time)

50% off is available for all students that do not qualify VSAC non-degree grant

The definition of a MNA is a LNA who is authorized by a special endorsement from the Vermont Board of Nursing  to administer certain medications to residents in nursing homes. A MNA is supervised on-site, on the unit by an LPN, RN, or APRN.

This class is offered to LNAs who hold an unencumbered Vermont LNA license and have no fewer than 4000 hours of LNA experience, 2000 hours or one year must be in a long term care nursing facility. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age  and have a high school diploma or GED and successfully complete TABE in Applied Mathematics Level D6.

To be eligible for testing, a student must complete 100 hours of training: 60 classroom/lab hours at the North Country Career Center, and 40 clinical hours at the Bel Aire Center. Limit 8 students.

Next class will begin Fall 2017                                                     Instructor: Nancy Noble

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)                                                     

 $700 - text included    (no payment online at this time)

This 140 course is designed to teach students with the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level, and prepare them for certification by the National Registry of EMT's.   

Next class will begin Fall 2017   

Register early to reserve your spot