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NECC Offers CNA/ Home Health Aid Course

Submitted by on June 21, 2018 – 4:07 pm
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Three Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Programs will be offered through NECC at the Opportunity Works Building (HOW) beginning next month.

Northern Essex Community College is currently accepting applications for summer and fall sessions of its nurse assistant/home health aid program.

Classes for NECC’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 in summer and fall sessions at Opportunity Works, (HOW Bldg) 671 Kenoza Street adjacent to the Haverhill campus 100 Elliott St.

The next session runs from July 9 through August 10. Fall sessions are scheduled Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 through Nov. 29.

Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no information sessions for the summer program, and all people interested should contact Nancy Tariot, coordinator of the program. Encouraged registration deadline for the Summer (July 9 session) is July 5.

Fall information sessions for the Sept. 10 program will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 21 and August 28 at the HOW Bldg., Rm 114. The registration deadline for the Sept. 10 program is Sept. 5.

Program information sessions for the October program will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. The registration deadline for the Oct. 22 program is Oct. 17. All information sessions and classes are held in the HOW Bldg., Rm 114.

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 $220 fee for books and materials. For more information email Nancy Tariot at or