Healthcare Technician

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Healthcare Technician (Nurse Aide) DE

Career Studies Certificate

Grade: 12 (Double blocked/1 Semester)

Credit: 2

LOCATION: CTEC/Clinical Site (Students provide their own transportation to clinical sites.)

Prerequisite: Must meet GCC Requirements, Application, and Interview

Class Fee: Nursing Kit ($125), books (approximately $400), insurance and required shots, and tuition (approximately $2,500.)

Financial Assistance: Students may qualify for scholarship assistance from the Germanna Foundation after acceptance to the program. Applications are typically sent out to students once course has begun.

Industrial Credentials: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Healthcare Technician.

CAREER CLUSTER: Health Sciences


High School Students’ Schedule:

Senior Year Credits

Medical Terminology (HLT 143) 3

Developmental Psychology (PSY 230) 3

Student Development (SDV 100) 1

Healthcare Technician I (HCT 101) 4

Healthcare Technician II (HCT 102) 3

Medication Administration Training (HCT 115) 3


English 111 (Dual Enrollment via base school) 3

English 112 (Optional; not needed for HCT certificate, typically offered with Eng 111) 3

US Government




Nursing assistants provide the basic care to assist patients with their activities of daily living.

Benefits of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant: Job stability, flexibility, emotionally rewarding, enriching work experience where every day is different.

Career Pathways: Home Health Aide, Phlebotomist, Pharmacy Technician, Licensed Practical Nursing, Registered Nurse, Nurse Administration, Physical Therapy.

Employment Outlook: The growth for overall employment of nursing assistants is projected at 8% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies,at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm (visited January 14, 2021).