SFCC offers grant-funded CNA, CMT spring classes

December 8, 2013

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State Fair Community College will offer Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Technician (CMT) classes in the spring semester that begins Jan. 13. Classes will be offered on-ground at the Sedalia and Clinton campuses and online. CNA and CMT are part of SFCC’s Health Care Specialist Nurse Aide program.

Through the MoHealthWINs program free tuition for CNA and CMT courses is available to eligible students. For more information about MoHealthWINs and the application process, contact Kara Wheeler, admissions and advisement specialist, at (660) 596-7433 or kwheeler@sfccmo.edu. For information about the courses and the Health Care Specialist Nurse Aide program, contact Joyce Jennings, program coordinator at (660) 596-7466 or jjennings@sfccmo.edu.

A Certified Nurse Assistant works closely with the health care team, must have a strong grasp of emergency procedures and be able to observe a patient’s condition and report that information back to a nurse.

The Sedalia campus will offer a CNA eight-week class from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Clinton campus will offer two eight-week classes; one will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and the other class will be held from 5:45 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be offered twice online in fast track eight-week formats from Jan. 13 to March 10 and March 14 to May 16. Clinicals are held on-ground at various locations.

A Certified Medication Technician works in long-term care facilities, administers non-parenteral (oral or by inhalation) medications and assists RNs or LPNs with medication therapy.

The Sedalia campus will offer a CMT 16-week class from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, and Clinton campus will offer it from 6-10:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class also is offered online in a 16-week format. Clinicals are held on-ground at various locations.

MoHealthWINs is a $20 million program that will train more than 3,200 Missourians for careers in growing healthcare occupations while developing innovative solutions to current and future workforce needs in the health services/sciences industry. Administered through the Missouri Community College Association, this program is made possible by a U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration federal grant, plus vital support from employer partners and college/workforce partners.

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