Technical Certificate of Credit

The Acute Care Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit provides students who have completed nurse aide fundamental training with advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical application necessary for carrying out daily patient care activities in the hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and reporting changes in the physical and cognitive conditions of hospitalized patients and assisting with specialized care of these patients. Students who successfully complete the Acute Care Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the state nurse aide registry. Graduates who successfully complete their clinical rotation (internship) with Houston Medical Center and who meet additional criteria also qualify for a job interview for potential employment * as a Patient Care Technician.
* To qualify for full-time employment at Houston Healthcare, candidate must be at least 18 years old.

Technical Certificate of Credit
Program Length 15 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School diploma or GED required; Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Warner Robins and Milledgeville Campuses


Credit Hours

ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1060 Diet And Nutrition for AHS 2
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for AHS 2
NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6
NAST 1500 Acute Care Internship 2
  Total Hours 15