Ensuring College & Career Readiness

Health Careers – Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)


Description: Health Science students study the skills common to specific health-career topics and study medical terminology, basic anatomy/physiology, disease processes, infection control, and components for wellness and healthy lifestyle. In addition, students study the role of the healthcare worker, effective communication skills, and the legal and ethical standards within the healthcare industry.   Second-year students will be placed in an actual clinical setting where they are prepared for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification or work toward a Central Service Technician certificate that focuses on Surgical Instrumentation. Students participate in a variety of other experiences such as nursing, lab testing, obstetrics, imaging, physical therapy, surgery, medical offices or extended care. 


1st Year Courses:2nd Year Courses: (2022/2023)
7168 Principles of Health (PRIN HLCR)Option #1
5274 Medical Terminology (MED TERMS) 7255 Capstone (HC SPEC CAP)
7166 Healthcare Specialist: CNA (HC SPEC CANHLHS 105 Med Law & Ethics
HLHS 121 Customer Relations in Healthcare
Extra Clinical Rotation
Option #2
7255 Capstone (HC SPEC CAP)
HLHS 105 Med Law & Ethics
HLHS 102 Essential Anat & Physiology
HLHS 125 Behavioral Health
HLHS 121 Customer Relations in Healthcare
Credit Hours – 3 Credits per Semseter


Dual Credits: Ivy Tech Sellersburg (44) CT

First Year Credits: HLHS 100, HLHS 101, HLHS 107, HLHS 113, HLHS 104 = 14.5 Dual Credits

Second Year Credits : HLHS 102, HLHS 105, HLHS 111, APHY 101, ENG 111, PSYC 101, IVYT 106 = 19 Dual Credits

Certifications: CNA Certification

Career Opportunities

Nurse, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Technician, CST Tech

Instructors –

Jennifer Lewis – jlewis@nafcs.org

Amanda Gulley – agulley@nafcs.org

Christal Bell-Stephenson – cbell-stephenson@nafcs.org

Penne Reed – preed@nafcs.org