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Allied Health Occupations

 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

Kansas Nurse Aide Registry

Fall 2018 Schedule

Spring 2019 Schedule

ALH 101 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)     $675

This course meets all requirements to become a Certified Nurse Aide in the state of Kansas. Students are taught an introduction to anatomy and physiology of each body system. The age-related changed and common abnormalities are presented along with related elements of nutrition and feeding; admitting, transferring and dismissing residents will be taught. Care of the critically ill and dying; changing bed linens; lifting and positioning residents and clients are some of the skills you will learn. The program consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, practical skills training, and clinical experience. 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 or selected from the Placement Testing link on the web page.

6 Credit Hour course. Cost of the course include a textbook rental.

ALH 110 Certified Medication Aide (CMA)     $575

This course meets requirements for becoming a CMA in the state of Kansas. This course 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. The program consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, practical skills training, and clinical experience.

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

This course includes 25 hours of clinical practice.

5 Credit Hour course. Cost of this course includes a textbook rental.

ALH 111 CMA Update     $157

CMA update classes are required by KDADs (Kansas Department of Aging and Disability) to keep a CMA certification active. The course is required every two years.

1 Credit Hour, textbook not required.

ALH 104 CNA Refresher     $137

CNA Refresher course is for CNAs who have not worked as nurse aide in the state of Kansas for a period of 24 or more consecutive months. To become active, this course can be taken.

1 Credit Hour, textbook not required.

HEA 103 Medical Terminology     $399

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.

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.

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

3 Credit Hour course. Cost includes textbook, program fee and tuition.

ALH 102 Rehabilitation Aide     $122

This course focuses on the basic concept of the role of a rehabilitation aide in the long term care setting. Students are educated on the personal and professional characteristics and legal and ethical standards for the rehabilitation aide role. Lab and shadow time is used to enhance the understanding and skills of the rehab aid's role among the rest of the healthcare delivery team.

Prerequisite: must be an active certified nurse aide in the state of Kansas.

1 Credit Hour, textbook not required.


ALH 150 Medical Billing &  Coding     $1157

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. Content covered is ICD 10, HCPCS, and Medical Coding.

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 CPC Certification Exam.

6 Credit Hour course, textbooks are included in the course cost.

ALH 120 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)     $2128

Through a variety of classroom and lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: Obtain knowledge for individuals interested in providing care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. The program will provide the participant with opportunities to gain information, skills, and attitudes necessary for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of Kansas and National Registry EMT's.

This course addresses objectives and techniques currently considered being the responsibilty of the EMT according to the National Educational Standards, as enriched and adopted by the Kansas Board of EMS as the Kansas EMT Educational Standards. The program consists of didactic (lecture) instruction, practical skills training, and clinical experience.

Prerequisite: 17 years of age and current immunizations.

12 Credit Hours, cost of course includes textbooks.

ALH 140 CPR (American Heart Association) & ALH 141 First Aid

This course provides students will all necessary CPR and First Aid training hours and related skills to act in an emergency to save a life. Courses offered are CPR for the Healthcare Provider, First Aid, Heartsaver CPR.

Classes consist of 4-hours CPR and 4-hours First Aid.
Students can enroll for one or both classes.
Delivered by our experienced staff, this safety training meets the current American Heart Association guidelines.
Training can be delivered at your facility if you choose. Please contact Naomi Tatro at 785-309-3105 for additional information.

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 intrepret 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).
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 accommodations 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.


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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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