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Nursing Technician - NT61 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Nursing Technician program prepares students with advanced classroom training and practice to prepare students to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. Upon completion students qualify to sit for the NACES exam.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
  • Successful completion of NAST 1100 allows students to sit for the Certified Nurse Aide license through the Department of Community Health. Successful completion of ALHS 1100 allows students to sit for a private exam and become a certified Patient Care Technician. State funded health care facilities require a Certified Nurse Aide license through the Department of Community Health.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
General Education Core 6
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1100 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Precalculus 3
MATH 1131 Calculus I 4
Occupational Courses 10
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
Choose One of the Following (6 Hours) 6
ALHS 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals (Non-Certification) 6
NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6
PNSG 2030 Nursing Fundamentals 6

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