NAF5 Nurse Aide Fast Track, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Henry County Center, COI and GRCCA Sites

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 3

Program Description

The Nurse Aide Fast Track Technical Certificate of Credit Introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide. Emphasis is placed on understanding and developing critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrating knowledge of the location and function of human body systems and common disease processes; responding to and reporting changes in a resident/patients condition, nutrition, vital signs; nutrition and diet therapy; disease processes; vital signs; observing, reporting and documenting changes in a residents condition; emergency concerns; ethics and legal issues and governmental agencies that influence the care of the elderly in long term care settings; mental health and psychosocial well-being of the elderly; use and care of mechanical devices and equipment; communication and interpersonal skills and skills competency based on federal guidelines. Specific topics include: roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide; communication and interpersonal skills; topography, structure, and function of the body systems; injury

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


NAST 2105Nurse Aide Fast Track