Receive training and secure a job fast
If you want a job that’s in high demand, consider our certified nurse assistant (CNA) program. Two to three weeks of hands-on learning in a clinical setting follow three weeks of intense classroom and lab instruction. While we can never guarantee jobs, employers consistently seek out our students. Many have jobs waiting for them upon graduation. In less than two months, you can be working in a nursing home or providing in-home care – earning competitive wages while making a tremendous difference in someone’s life. Other great options: certified medical assistant (CMA) and home health aide (HHA). You can even take HHA courses online.
Be known as one of the best
WATC’s healthcare program is raising the bar. Other schools may accept students based on order of application. We no longer do. Area employers want to hire the best, and we’re committed to providing students who have the highest levels of professional excellence. Our merit-based admissions rely on grade and coursework prerequisites, aptitude tests, letters of recommendation and personal interviews.
Our program isn’t easy to get in. Typically only one in four makes it. But once you’re in, our instructors, career planners and staff help you every step of the way. Our healthcare programs enjoy high retention rates – 80% on average – and exceptionally high pass rates. Typically, 90% of our graduating LPN classes pass their National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX PN), a requirement for certification. That proves our students have what it takes and are taught what they need to know.
You receive support from a highly experienced and dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities. Simulated mannequins surprise you with a variety of symptoms. Surgical technicians train with equipment you’d find in major medical centers. New dental labs replicate the feeling of working in a clinic with the latest X-ray and technical systems.
Training tomorrow’s and today’s workforce
We work closely with area healthcare employers to ensure they have a highly trained labor pool – and that we’re not graduating too many or too few students in any given area. We also provide customized training for employees who may be lacking in certification or skills. We offer workshops and other flexible training options. Typically employers won’t require this training, but will offer strong incentives to encourage participation.