What does a CNA or Home Health Aide do?

Get your foot in the door of the fast-growing industry of healthcare. CNAs and home health aides may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, doctors’ offices, clinics or private homes. They work under the direct supervision of a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse to meet the basic needs of patients. If you are a high school junior or senior, there is no need to wait!  Start your career in healthcare now at Washburn Tech.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $25,670on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

man reading books in nurse scrubs

This semester-long program is designed for high school students, preparing to become a nurse aide, nutrition assistant or looking for home health aide training. The curriculum will introduce you to basic patient care skills, medical terminology and systems of the human body.  The 13-credit-hour program will prepare you to become certified as both a nurse aide and home health aide. It also serves as the foundation for more advanced healthcare programs at Washburn Tech such as practical nursing and surgical technology.  Upon completion, you will be eligible to take both the CNA and HHA exams from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Students should bring a copy of their social security card to the first day of class.

Please note: Many of our clinical partners are requiring students to have the vaccine in order to complete clinical hours.  Due to accrediting body and program clinical requirements, Washburn Tech cannot guarantee that requirements for program completion can be met when a student is not vaccinated.

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Nurse Aide or CNA; Home Health Aide Certification

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

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Schedule Options

This program is offered to high school students only.


1 semester

Every January and August

MON - FRI; 8-11:10am


1 semester

Every January and August

MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Program Cost

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