The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 5, 2013

DACC offers hybrid course


DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College will offer a hybrid Certified Nursing Assistant program.

The first cohort will begin Feb. 4 and will meet from 2-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A minimum of three hours of online coursework will be required each week as well. Graduation for this cohort is set for May 23.

The hybrid course combines online coursework with on-campus class time and clinicals. The CNA program is a short-term certificate program designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. There are no prerequisites for the program. A background check and testing for reading and math skill levels will be completed prior to registration.

Candidates for the hybrid cohort will be self-motivated and determined to meet goals, have a desire for a healthcare career, have a compassionate and caring spirit, enjoy working with the elderly, have Internet experience (previous online coursework is a plus), a reliable computer with Internet access (or access to one) and reliable transportation to campus and clinical settings.

To enroll in the hybrid CNA program for the spring, contact professor Shelby at 443-8868, or e-mail her at