The HealthCare Technology program offers a 13-credit technical certificate that is designed to prepare graduates for entry level positions as Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides. The program provides the foundation for more advanced health care careers such as Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology. Nurse Aides and Home
Health Aides may work in a hospital, long term care facility, physician's office, clinics, assisted living facility, or private home setting. Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides work under direct supervision of a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse to meet the basic needs of the individual patient. The HealthCare Technology program introduces the student to basic patient care skills, medical terminology, basic medical math, and systems of the human body. Hands on experience in home health care and geriatric care are an integral part of the program. Graduates are eligible to receive a Nurse Aide Certificate and a Home Health Aide Certificate after passing the Kansas Department of Health and Environment exams.
This is a part-time one semester program. High school juniors and seniors as well as postsecondary students are eligible to apply.
The program consists of the following courses: