FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEBBIE KUCHMAS AT 203-332-5150

HCC OFFERING CNA PROGRAM

NEW LAB BUILT FOR PROGRAM

STARTS FEB. 22


BRIDGEPORT –
Housatonic Community College this month will offer a non-credit Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program.

The 12-week program, which begins Feb. 22, consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction, 36 hours of laboratory work, and 36 hours of hands-on training. The program will prepare students to take the State of Connecticut’s CNA certification exam.

 “Offering this program reflects HCC’s commitment to preparing students for careers that are in demand,” said Deborah S. Kuchmas, director of workforce and non-credit programs. “Nursing careers are projected to grow 17 percent over the next eight years.”

The training will provide a career ladder pathway that will enable interested students, including unemployed individuals and underemployed health care workers, to develop the skills necessary to seek CNA positions at healthcare facilities, Kuchmas said.

A new laboratory was built at HCC to accommodate the new programs, Kuchmas said. The lab will enable students to practice the skills learned in class.

Tuition for the program is $899.

For more information, or to apply to the program, contact Continuing Education at 203-332-5057.