Published on: September 12, 2013Are you looking for a career in the medical field? Beginning in October, the Certified Nurse Aide Certificate (C.N.A.) program will be offered at Lone Star College-Victory Center. The classes at LSC-Victory Center offer a new, convenient location for students to take advantage of Lone Star College System’s history as a proven provider of successful C.N.A. training.
The C.N.A. program at LSC-Victory Center is a fast-track program that can be completed in as little as eight weeks. The program provides students with the knowledge and essential skills needed to offer basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Upon program completion, students take the Texas Nurse Aide State Exam for certification.
The first session of fall day classes (8 a.m. to noon) will begin October 7 and run through November 11. Evening classes (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) will take place October 22 through December 17.
“Throughout the Lone Star College System, our students have a 95 percent pass rate on the C.N.A. exam,” said Kenya Crawford, director of continuing education at Lone Star College-North Harris. “The C.N.A. certification is in high-demand, with many job openings. There are opportunities available for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, and additional course work can be taken to prepare for a job as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital,” she added.
The job outlook for a Certified Nurse Aide is expected to increase 20 percent by 2020, with an average income of $24,000 a year. Incomes may vary depending on job position.
For more information about the program, visit LoneStar.edu/Nurse-Aide-Certificate, or call 281.618.5605. Interested students may also attend an upcoming information session at LSC-Victory Center. Sessions are currently scheduled for:
- Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Thursday, Sep. 19, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Lone Star College-Victory Center is located at 4141 Victory Drive, near the Acres Homes and Inwood Forest neighborhoods. For more information about the center, call 281.810.5602 or visit LoneStar.edu/Victory.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.