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Therapeutic and Diagnostic Diploma (D45930) – Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours Remarks
FALL SEMESTER, 2014
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1  
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry* 3 0 0 3  
NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I* 3 4 3 6  
MED 120 Survey of Medical Terminology 2 0 0 2  
CIS 110 Introduction to Microcomputers 2 2 0 3  
SPRING SEMESTER, 2015
ENG 112 Writing/Research in Disciplines 3 0 0 3  
HEA 112 First Aid and CPR       2  
Major Elective       2 –4  
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3  
SUMMER TERM, 2015
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology* 4 2 0 5 See Anatomy note below
OR
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4 See Anatomy note below
Fall SEMESTER, 2015
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4 See Anatomy note below
NAS 102 Nursing Assistant II 3 2 6 6  
NAS 103 Home Health Care 2 0 0 2  
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 38  

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

* ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, RED 070, RED 080, RED 090 or DRE 096, DRE 097, DRE 098; MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060 may be required based on placement test results.

Major Elective: Students will choose one of the following groups:


Recommended Anatomy Courses:

Students will take one of the following groups:


The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


Nursing Assistant Certificate (C45480) – Printable Version (pdf)
Course Name and Number Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours
NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I* 3 4 3 6
NAS 102 Nursing Assistant II 3 2 6 6
NAS 103 Home Health Care 2 0 0 2
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 14

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable.

The above plan of study is the standard curriculum for the above program. Any deviation from the prescribed curriculum must have approval in advance. All prerequisite course requirements must also be met. To graduate the student must successfully complete all the required courses, the required credit hours for electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average. This plan of study is subject to change when the college thinks such action is in the best interest of the student or the program. It is the responsibility of the student to meet requirements for graduation. If accepted students do not enroll for three successive semesters, they must contact the Admissions office to determine if readmission is necessary.


*Prerequisites for the Nursing Assistant Certificate

  1. COMPASS reading placement test score of 70 or better, OR proof of successful completion of Durham Tech courses RED 080 or higher, or DRE-097 or higher, OR a transcript documenting successful completion of a college-level English (ENG 111 or higher) course.

    Reading placement tests are offered by the Durham Tech Testing Center, 919-536-7210, ext. 1101, or visit the placement testing section. Students must have a student ID to take the placement test.

  2. Proof of the following immunizations:
    • Negative Tuberculin skin test or negative chest x-ray within 6 months of first day of class ($15-$30)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine or completed vaccine declination form on file
    • Childhood chicken pox or copy of titer stating immune status (depending on clinical site)
    • Student may be required to have influenza vaccine based on season
  3. Criminal background check: Students are required to use the contracted vendor (FirstPoint). The cost of the background check is $28. Students may access the application at www.studentscreener.com. Use the drop down box to select as follows: (a. Durham Tech, b. Nursing Assistant, c. Personal Information, d. Payment method, e. Submit) Students must bring a copy of their receipt to their instructor.

Registration

Curriculum students need the approval of the program director, Pam Krakow, to register for NAS 101, Nursing Assistant I. She may be reached at krakowp@durhamtech.edu


Nursing Assistant Certification Exam

In order to work as a Nursing Assistant, you must take and pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP). The Durham Tech Nursing Assistant course, NAS-101, will help prepare you to pass this examination. The NNAAP is an evaluation of nursing assistant-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is a two-part examination; a written component and a skills component. On completion of the Nursing Assistant course, NAS 101, students complete online registration for the examination. The exam is given at regional sites. Current cost for the exam is $101. NNAAP frequently asked questions are posted on their website at https://www.ncsbn.org/2134.htm


NAS 102 helps prepare students to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II.