Orientation to Health Science Careers
This course is a year-long course providing an overview of concepts related to the medical field. The program is helpful for those that wish to take additional coursework related to health care. Topics of discussion will be related to healthcare industry, including exploration of various areas of health care, ethics and laws, safety and infection control, CPR/First Aide, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and diseases. In addition, the course will include basic reading, math, and science as it relates to the industry. The course is composed of, but not limited to, classroom instruction, hands on lab opportunities, guest speakers, and field trips. This is a terrific course for the student’s junior year.
Certified Nursing Assistant
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).