CNA Classes in Augusta, GA

A lot of post-secondary, even secondary schools are seeing the potential of healthcare services as a career path for young adults. Not only do young adults are given an opportunity to enter the healthcare industry, they are also given an opportunity to serve the community.

CNA is one of the most common entry-level position available even in non-metropolitan areas. In the Augusta-Richmond County area, there are about 2,520 nursing assistants serving a population of 199,486. This would change in the coming years as it is projected that by 2020, 28 percent of all new job openings would be from the healthcare industry.

CNA training is also the stepping stone to further education and eventual career path of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN). This makes CNA training a gateway into more opportunities not only for career development but also for interpersonal growth.

Remedy Health Career Center, LLC

Remedy HCC is a private school that provides educational opportunities to individuals that are in different levels of knowledge and employment in the healthcare industry. The center stands by the mission of empowerment, especially in the pursuit of excellence in the medical field.

The center’s CNA program is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Classes are only for four to five weeks and are available at several times a year. The entire program has 100 hours total of combined classroom, laboratory, and clinical instructions.

Day classes meet Monday to Wednesday for four weeks (and one Thursday in the last week) from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Night classes are from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 for five weeks.

The $1,500 tuition fee is all-inclusive. It can be paid full or partially during enrollment. There are also payment plans for military spouses through the MyCAA program.

Remedy HCC assures that students will acquire satisfactory skills and competency necessary to qualify for entry-level positions in different healthcare facilities. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and then qualify for the National Nurse Aide Exam facilitated by the NACES Plus Foundation/Pearson.

Contact Remedy HCC by phone (706-922-1000) or visit their website above

Training for Life Center LLC

The Training for Life Center (TFL) was founded in 2002 by two nurses. It is a state-approved institution that also is also certified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation and is recognized as a testing facility by the National Healthcareer Association.

TFL offers CNA, Phlebotomy, BLS, CPR, AED and First Aid classes. The center’s CNA course is for 120 contact hours spread over six weeks. The first five weeks are dedicated to classroom instruction. There would be about 30 hours of theory lecture and classroom demonstration done by both instructors and students. The last week is for hands-on clinical training.

Classes are Monday to Thursday with day and night options. Day classes start from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. while night classes are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The only requirements for registration are state-issued I.D., Social Security card, completed application form, and a $16 application fee. But in order to enroll to CNA classes, prospective students must comply with state requirements including an updated TB test (less than a year) and the latest Georgia criminal history record (less than six months).

A deposit is required during the registration process. All class materials and equipment are included in the course tuition. The cost of state exam is paid separately.

Contact the TFL by phone (706-814-6941) or visit their website and use their contact form.

Helms College

Helms College (HC) is a privately-owned postsecondary career school that is sponsored by the Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc. HC is accredited by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission to offer programs under their Hospitality/Culinary schools and the newly opened School of Health Services.

Patient Care Technician course is available at the latter school. The course curriculum focuses on basic nurse aide skills and duties, and basic laboratory procedures. Specific topics include safety procedures, infection control, body systems, patient daily living assistance, EKG, and Phlebotomy.

The course’s duration is for 33 weeks, clocking at 643.50 hours. This includes a 130-hour externship course. Generally, Health Services classes meet Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the CNA exam and the Patient Care Technician/Assistant Certification (CPCT/A). The cost for the certification exams is paid separately.

The course’s total cost is $10,429. The tuition fee is $9,039 with additional costs for books, uniforms, student kit, credentialing exam, drug screen, background check, and TB test. There’s also an enrollment fee amounting to $100. Financial assistance is available for the course.

Aside from the regular curriculum, students are also given instructions on job readiness resume writing, interview techniques, workplace diversity, professionalism, and more. The college’s career services office will guide students in the transition from training to employment. The office will also arrange for employment through the Goodwill Staffing Services.

Contact HC by phone (1-844-464-3567) for more information or fill up an information request form on their website.

Tender Care Training Center

Tender Care Training Center is a small institution that opened its doors in February 2001. It used to be dedicated to training nursing assistants but it now branched out to similar medical training programs like Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, etc.

The center and its programs are all authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC). It also has accreditations from the Georgia Medical Care Foundation and the National Phlebotomy Association, Inc.

Tender Care’s curriculum emphasizes the value of empathy and equal respect for everyone. Their CNA program is six weeks long with an additional 42 hours of clinical internship. Class seats are on a first come first serve basis. Students that aren’t able to fulfill the payment requirements won’t have a seat reservation.

There are day and night class options. Classes are held Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Enrollment requirements include a state-issued I.D., Social Security Card, and a medical certificate that you do not have pre-existing conditions that prohibit you from rigorous physical exertion necessary in the training.

The tuition fee is $460. It covers all training materials and equipment, even the TB skin test. Additional fees include the $112 for the state certification exam and $45 for the optional CPR/First Aid/A.E.D course.

Contact Tender Care Training Center by phone (706-736-9225) or visit their website above.

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