NAA1 Nurse Aide Accelerated, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the COI and GRCCA Sites

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 9

Program Description

The Nurse Aide Accelerated Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including nursing care facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. After the completion of the State approved training program, the candidate must take and pass the competency evaluation examination. The examination includes a written/oral and skills competency examination administered by an approved testing agency. Candidates who successfully pass the written/oral and skills competency examination are included on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry.

College Admission Requirements

Prospective students entering all degree, diploma and certificate programs must do all of the following: 

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Criminal background and drug screen
(Fee is based on facility utilized for clinical. The fee for the criminal background check will increase if student has lived out of state.)
CPR (Required for Clinical) $6.75
Liability insurance per term $10
Medical exam and immunizations Varies
Equipment/supplies $100
Uniforms $150
Certification exam $130

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Vicky Mack, RN, Program Coordinator


Phone: 770.412.4592


Program Courses


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care



ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences



NAST 2100Nurse Aide Accelerated