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Healthcare Programs

WVC Continuing Education has partnered with WVC Allied Health to offer noncredit
healthcare training options.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Fast-Track Course


The CNA Fast-Track course provides the basics in care-giving skills for entry-level employment in healthcare. It includes instruction of personal care skills, roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants, communication skills, and safe and emergency procedures. CPR training for healthcare providers  is included. Upon successful completion and evaluation by nursing faculty, students are eligible to take the certification examination for nursing assistants. This course, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for the nursing program.

Training consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility.

Course Entry Process

  1. Review CNA Fast-Track Requirements/Application. If you can fulfill all requirements by the due dates below, continue to registration.

  2.  You can register at anytime. You do NOT need to complete the paperwork before registering. Please see paperwork due dates below.

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email or regular mail:

    • Email:  edavidson@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801

Upcoming classes 
Please note:  All course elements will meet in-person on the WVC campus and in a local long-term care facility.  

September 19 - October 18, 2022   Full - waitlist
*Paperwork due by September 12*

November 14 - December 13, 2022   Full - waitlist
*Paperwork due by November 7*

January 3 - 31, 2023     OPEN!
*Paperwork due by December 26*

February 13 - March 14, 2023    Registration Opens 10/25/22
*Paperwork due by February 6*

April 3 - May 1, 2023    Registration Opens 12/20/22
*Paperwork due by March 27*

 
For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site.

M.A. to CNA Bridge Course


This noncredit "bridge" course provides training for certified medical assistants to transition to CNA. Upon successful completion of the course, this 36-hour training will allow the certified medical assistant to become eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certified exam. The course consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility. CPR for Healthcare Providers training is included in this course.
*This program is available to Washington State Certified Medical Assistants. Proof of certification is required.*

Course entry process

  1. Review MA-CNA Requirements/Application (rev. 3/22)

  2. If you can fulfill all requirements, continue to registration

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email or regular mail:

    • Email:  edavidson@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801

Upcoming Classes

March 20 - 24, 2023  Registration Opens 12/01/22
*Paperwork due by March 6, 2023  
**Registration closes on March 6, 2023

Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2023  Registration Opens 05/01/23
*Paperwork due by Aug. 14, 2023  
**Registration closes on Aug. 14, 2023

For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site.

HCA to CNA Bridge Course


This noncredit "bridge" course provides training for home care aides to transition to CNA. Upon successful completion of the course, this 36-hour training will allow the home care aide to become eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certified exam. The course consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility.  CPR for Healthcare Providers training is included in this course.
*This program is available to home care aides who can provide proof of active Washington State Home Care Aide Certification.*

Course entry process

  1. Review HCA-CNA Requirements/Application (rev. 3/22)

  2. If you can fulfill all requirements, continue to registration

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email or regular mail:
    • Email:  edavidson@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801

Upcoming Classes

March 20 - 24, 2023    Registration Opens 12/01/22
*Paperwork due by March 6, 2023  
**Registration closes on March 6, 2023

Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2023  Registration Opens 05/01/23
*Paperwork due by Aug. 14, 2023  
**Registration closes on Aug. 14, 2023


For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site