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NECC Offers CNA/ Home Health Aid Course

Submitted by on February 1, 2018 – 6:39 pm

Two Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Programs will be offered through NECC at the Opportunity Works Building (HOW) beginning this month.

Classes for Northern Essex Community College’s noncredit nurse assistant/home health aide program will now be held on the Haverhill campus. This five-week, full-time day program will be offered twice during the winter/spring semester at Opportunity Works, (HOW Bldg) 671 Kenoza Street adjacent to the Haverhill campus 100 Elliott St.

The next session runs from February 26 through March 30 and the second session is scheduled May 21 through June 25 (no class May 28th).

Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The registration deadline is February 16. The last information session will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on February 14 at the HOW Bldg.

Information sessions for the program starting May 21 will be held on April 18, April 25, May 2, and May 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. The registration deadline for the May program is May 11. All information sessions and classes are held in the HOW Bldg.

This 125-hour program introduces fundamental nursing assistant skills. It prepares participants to take the Massachusetts state examination to become licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry. Participants who successfully complete the program will also receive a Home Health Aide certificate.

The program includes classroom instruction, skills practice, and clinical experience at a local, long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

This is an opportunity to enter the in-demand, direct-care field and can also serve as a gateway to other health care professions. Students who successfully complete the program and pass the state CNA Exam may now also earn six credits toward NECC’s Health Care Technician Certificate Program.

The program fee is $1,279 plus $97 fee for books and materials. For more information email Nancy Tariot at or