MACC Provides Certification Training in Mexico
Moberly Area Community College recently provided Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training to local employees. The classes were offered at the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico and were funded in part by the Training for Tomorrow grant.
CNA graduates work in any number of health care related fields, including a long-term care facility, home health care, hospital, doctor's office, or private pay service. MACC's CNA program is designed to teach basic nursing procedures used in residential care. CNAs assist licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered professional nurses (RN) in direct patient care. The program consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in a long-term care facility. Classroom training can be completed in 16 sessions. Classes are offered on the MACC campus in Moberly and the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico.
Since 2010, MACC has offered 17 CNA classes in Moberly and Mexico, certifying 98 program graduates. In many cases, these students are already employed with area clinics or care facilities.
The Training for Tomorrow grant is a statewide initiative to get Missourians trained and working quickly in high-demand fields. MACC used the funds to expand several high-demand programs, purchase new equipment, hire additional faculty members, and increase enrollment by offering programs at multiple locations. The CNA program is a direct result of the grant's investment in central Missouri.
Moberly Area Community College is a two-year, nationally accredited college serving 16 counties in central and northeast Missouri. Founded in 1927, MACC now has seven locations and serves over 5000 students each semester in classroom and online experiences. For more information on available degree programs, visit macc.edu.
The following students received training at MACC as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Mexico's Advanced Technology Center (l-r): Amber Thacher, Rhonda Gruer, Lana Doedli and Cassie Young.