Technical Certificate of Credit

The Nurse Aide technical certificate prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide technical certificate 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.

Conditional Admission:
Students enrolled in the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be required to successfully pass both criminal background checks and drug screening procedures to participate in required clinical experiences with patients in licensed facilities. Clinical sites may require liability insurance and proof of immunization status to participate in required clinical experiences. Uniforms/scrubs may be required at required clinical experience facilities. All costs for these items are the responsibility of the student and not CGTC. Specific details will be provided during class orientation to NAST 1100.

Technical Certificate of Credit
Program Length 13 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School diploma or GED not required; Minimum Age: 16
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon, Warner Robins and Milledgeville Campuses; Crawford County and Putnam County Centers


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
  Total Hours 13