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Due to this disruption, the CVTC spring semester has been delayed until Wednesday, January 27.
The Right Choice
CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC's technical degree programs and transfer to other universities. By successfully completing this 120-hour course and passing the CNA Certification Test (written and skills), students will have the credential to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Students will prepare for the Wisconsin Certification exam. The nursing assistant course is a prerequisite for many associate degree health programs. There are many jobs opportunities for CNAs.
Lecture (Real Time Synchronous/Oneline): Monday, January 25 - March 3, 2021 | Mon/Wed | 1:30-4 pm
Lab (Menomonie High School): Tuesday, January 26 - March 4, 2021 | Tue/Thu | 1:30-4 pmNote: Students may be required to watch videos related to the course content outside of scheduled class periods.
Clinical (Colfax): Monday, March 8 - April 20, 2021 | Mon/Tue | 4-8 pm*Students need to be 16 years of age by the time the clinical begins.
No class week of March 15 - MHS Spring Break
State Attendance RequirementStudents are allowed to miss two classes, but are required to make up the missed time. Failure to make up missed time will result in course failure. If a third class or clinical session is missed, the student will fail the course. Clinical time must be made up at the clinical site, and not with a written assignment. Students may attend a lecture, lab or clinical session with another instructor to avoid grading deductions. Students are responsible to coordinate make up times with their instructor. In case of documented illness or emergency, a waiver may be granted.
Students must pass 2 Tuberculin Skin (TB) tests (initial test and reading 48-72 hours after initial test) that may be administered by a qualified school nurse or may be contracted out to an outside vendor. The second test is given at least 7 days after first test is administered, and then read 48-72 hours after placement.
School districts may pay for the TB test and reading, or may require students to pay for this requirement.
Students must pass a certified Background Check. The preferred vendor for this check is CastleBranch. Students must go to www.CastleBranch.com to complete the background check. There they complete a Background Information (BID) form.
Please contact your school district to find out their approach to fulfill these requirements.
543-300 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)This 120-hour course is a combination lecture, lab, and clinical practice conducted in long-term care facilities. It covers basic body function and structure, nutrition, nursing care procedures, and ethical and legal considerations. This course is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a nursing assistant training program. For successful completion you'll need to have access to a computer with an Internet hookup. This could be in your home, at a nearby library, at one of the CVTC branch campuses, or another location that is convenient for you. A Wisconsin criminal background check is required at the start of class.
3 Credit High School Academy
Registration Status //Open
Academy Dates //January 25 - April 20, 2021
Days of Week //Mon - Thu
Times //1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Classroom Location //Menomonie High School
Clinical Days //Mon/Tue
Clinical Location //Colfax
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