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Allied Health Occupations

 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Summer 2017 Semester Schedule

Fall 2017 Semester Schedule

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

This course meets all requirements for a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students are given an introduction to anatomy and physiology of each body system. The age related changes and common abnormalities are presented along with related nursing-care guidelines and step-by-step procedures in taking vital signs; observing and recording elements of nutrition and feeding; admitting, transferring and dismissing residents. Care of the critically ill and dying; infant and child care; changing bed linens; lifting and positioning residents and clients are some of the skills you will learn.  The course includes 25 hours of clinical practice.

         Prerequisite(s): Reading Placement Test, TB Questionnaire and follow up if indicated. Clear copy of          driver's license.  Clear copy of SS card.

        Reading Placement Test is scheduled with Shonell Edwards in Learning Resources at: 785-309-3136.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

This course meets requirements for becoming a CMA in the state of Kansas and includes instruction in roles and responsibilities, how to prepare, administer, and record medications, major actions and side effects, common medical abbreviations, how drugs affect the different systems of the body, mathematics, weights and measures.

         Prerequisite(s): Nurse Aide Certification, 18 years of age before last day of class, Reading Placement Test which is scheduled with Shonell Edwards in Learning                  Resources: 785-309-3136. Clear copy of driver's license. Clear copy of SS card.

         The course includes 25 hours of clinical practice.

CMA & CNA Updates

CMA update classes are approved by the Kansas Dept. Of Health and Environment for the required Continuing Education Units.

1 Credit Hour

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CNA Refresher course is for CNAs who have not worked as nursing assistant for a period of 24 or more consecutive months and wish to become eligible again.

1 Credit Hour

Medical Terminology

This course is designed for anyone currently employed, or considering a career, in healthcare or – associated occupations. It is an excellent preparatory course for those entering CNA, CMA, EMT, LPN/RN, or Medical Transcription.

This class is a Prerequisite for our Billing and Coding Specialist class.

Students will learn the tools of work analysis to aid in their understanding of complex medical terms, and then learn to relate those terms to normal and abnormal structure and function of the human body. Specialized lectures will delve into the various body systems. In addition, students will learn the basics of drug classification and terminology related to the administration of drugs; diagnostic tests and procedures; and common abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in the various healthcare professions.

Billing & Coding Specialist

This course is designed to educate the health care team member with the mechanics of submission of electronic/paper insurance claim forms and current industry coding for medical office treatments and procedures.

Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Medical Terminology and/or Anatomy & Physiology.
Graduates from this program are very much in demand.
Successful completers of the Medical Coding Certificate Program will be prepared to take the AHIMA Certification Exam.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course addresses information considered to be the responsibility of the EMT technician

Prerequisite: 17 years of age and current immunizations
Students learn Pre-Hospital treatment of traumatic and medical emergencies.
Classes prepare students to sit for the state board of emergency medical services licensure testing
12 Credit Hours

First Aid & CPR (American Heart Association)

This 8-hour course provides students with all necessary CPR and First Aid training hours and related skills to act in an emergency to save a life.

Classes consist of 4-hours CPR and 4-hours First Aid.
Students can enroll for one or both classes
Delivered by our experience staff this safety training meets the current American Heart Association guidelines.
Training can be delivered at your facility if you choose
0.5 credit hours

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will be able to:


1.) Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
2.) Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
3.) Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
4.) Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment. (Soft Skills)


1.) Understand the purpose and concepts of long term care (CNA, CMA, RHA).
2.) Recognize patients' rights and the legal implications of working in health care (CNA, CMA, EMT, HHA, RHA).
3.) Demonstrate/perform hands on skills for meeting residents'/patients' needs (CNA, CMA, EMT, HHA, RHA).
4.) Demonstrate and practice infection control and blood borne pathogen precautions (CNA,CMA,EMT, HHA, RHA).
5.) Have knowledge of the certification requirements for the State of Kansas (CNA, CMA, EMT, HHA, RHA).
6.) Demonstrate the ability to interpret and understand medical terminology (CNA, CMA, EMT, HHA, RHA, Med Term).
7.) Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology (CNA, CMA, EMT, A & P).
8.) Describe the major body systems, their function and major organs (CNA, CMA, EMT, A & P).
9.) Possess knowledge of disease prevention and health promotion (CNA, CMA, EMT, A & P, Med Term).
10.) Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the EMT (EMT).
11.) Discuss medical, legal, and ethical issues as they pertain to pre-hospital care/patient resident (CNA, CMA, EMT, RHA, HHA).
12.) Stabilize an airway utilizing adjunctive airway equipment (EMT).
13.) Discuss rationale for personnel and patient safety and care at the scene AND throughout transport to a receiving facility (EMT).
14.) Perform an initial, focused, detailed and ongoing assessment of the patient (EMT).

Physical Requirements / Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a student to successfully perform the essential functions of working in this field. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this program, students are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear; both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms. The student is occasionally requried to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The student must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this field include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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