June 23, 2015
Ashland Community and Technical College offers a short term State Registered Nurse Aid (SRNA) class that can help people move into entry level jobs in health care. The SRNA can be the first step into a rewarding medical career.
Healthcare, the nation’s largest industry, is expected to produce more new jobs by 2020 than any other industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Kentucky, nursing aide jobs are expected to grow by 15% in the next decade, with an average annual salary of over $23,800, according to the Kentucky Occupational Outlook to 2022.
The SRNA prepares students to be Certified Nursing Assistants who provide basic direct patient care to assist with daily living activities. Jobs are available in hospitals, home health care, medical offices, assisted living facilities, hospice, long-term care facilities and mental health facilities.
ACTC’s eighty-hour SNRA course trains health care assistants in basic skills necessary to assist nurses in a variety of health care settings and to be efficient health care team members. Students who complete the class and pass a competency exam are listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry.
As a convenience to students, ACTC also administers the State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Certification Exam.
In addition to providing training for immediate employment, the course meets a new requirement for entry into ACTC’s Practical Nursing Program. Students must complete SRNA (NAA100) or be listed on the Kentucky SRNA Registry before applying for the program. The deadline for applying for the 2016 Practical Nursing class is next March 31, so students planning to apply for the program may want to complete the SRNA this fall.
Morning, afternoon and evening classes begin in August. The Tuesday and Thursday morning class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. August 18 to October 8. The Monday and Wednesday afternoon class meets from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 17 to October 7. The evening class meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, August 17 to October 6, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Enrollment in each class is limited on a first-come basis. Tuition for the three-credit hour class is $465, based on the ACTC tuition rates. For questions about Financial Aid, call 855.246.2282.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennifer Criswell at 606-326-2130 or Kim Boggs at 606-326-2164.
ACTC also offers short term Phlebotomy and Kentucky Medication Aide classes. For more information go to the web at: ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions under “Career Programs.”
Summer Library Hours
The Mansbach Library at the College Drive Campus is open this summer Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Library offers curriculum based and associated print and electronic resources, including government documents, periodicals, popular fiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, Kindles, mp3 players, and ebooks, some of which can be downloaded to your own device.
Tri-State residents may receive a community member card with picture I.D. For more information on library resources, go to ashland.kctcs.edu/Library, email email@example.com or call 606.326.2169.
British History Class
This fall, ACTC students can select History of the British People to the Restoration (HIS 202) as one of their Heritage courses.
The course surveys the major political, social, economic, and cultural developments in British history from the pre-Roman era through King Charles and the Restoration. Topics include Stonehenge, Norman Conquest, Plantagenet Dynasty, Hundred Years War, War of the Roses, Tudor Monarchs, Protestant Reformation, Stuart Kings and Puritan Revolution.
Students will explore the reality of the kings, queens, court scandals and historic events that have been the subject of many popular movies. The class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Heritage/humanities courses are part of the general education requirement for associate degrees because they expose students to different facets of human culture and experience. Along with communications, natural science, social science and math courses, heritage courses provide a broad foundation of knowledge for applying the knowledge and lessons of the past to the future.
Fall classes start August 17, and August 3 is the application deadline. Admissions forms are online at ashland.kctcs.edu, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available at www.fafsa.gov.
ACTC Closed July 3
The college will be closed Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day. Normal class and office hours will resume Monday, July 6.