Health Occupations  

This course is a basic nurse aide training program, approved and taught under the rules and regulations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). If a student successfully completes the course, he or she will be eligible to sit for the certification exam through IDPH.  The curriculum is rigorous and attendance guidelines are strict and enforced.   Since many facilities will not hire nursing assistants until age eighteen, first priority for course entry is given to seniors, but juniors may take the course, if space is available. In order to qualify for the course, students must show reading proficiency by completing an exam at CACC. If students pass their certification exam, they will receive the title of CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).

Program length: 1 year

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  • Communicate effectively with those receiving health care
  • Understand the role of the nursing assistant
  • Perform personal care skills using appropriate infection control procedures
  • Perform basic health care skills such as taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
  • Understand and perform CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and first aid
  • Use proper lifting, moving, positioning, and transfer techniques on patients
  • Know common health problems and diseases
  • Demonstrate appropriate care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Describe the aspects of death and dying, including hospice and other care

Nursing Assistant students need a solid background in reading, science and math.  They also need to be able to communicate effectively.  This is an excellent program for students considering any health career, including nursing school or another medical field.

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  • Long-term Care Nursing Assistant
  • Hospital tech (Aide)
  • Home health care aide
  • Doctor’s office employee

PhotoCACC students are employed by:

  • Memorial Medical Center
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Lewis Memorial Christian Village
  • Regency Nursing Center
  • Heritage Manor
  • Taylorville Nursing Home
  • Concordia Village
  • St. Joseph’s Nursing Home
  • Sunny Aces

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Tech prep courses and credits available:

  • Senior-level students are eligible for ESI (Employability Skills) dual credit through Lincoln Land Community College

2201 Toronto Road
Springfield, IL 62712
Tel: 217.529.5431
Fax: 217.529.7861

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