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The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence is focusing on online learning! We encourage you to explore our Online Course offerings, which include medical and health care courses, as well as many more.

Although our online courses do not include Pharmacy Technician or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training, those interested in these courses can find alternative programs using the links below:

  • Certified Nurse Aide - CNA

    This Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program is in compliance with and approved by the Indiana State Department of Health and exceeds the minimum number of training hours required by the state.  Course content includes an introduction to the role of nurse aide, residents’ rights, infection control, medical concerns and emergency procedures, safety and first aid, an overview of the aging process, verbal and non-verbal communication, basic nursing skills and personal care procedures, and basic restorative services.  Successful completion of both classroom and clinical portions leads to registration for the Certified Nurse Aide competency evaluation.  

    The entire program is administered at an off-campus location in Northwest Indiana, and day or evening classes are available. Each day class is scheduled for four weeks and meets Monday through Friday. 

    The day class schedule is as follows: 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Day 1); 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Days 2-10); 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (2nd two weeks). 

    The evening class schedule is as follows: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the first two (2) weeks and 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for the remaining three (3) weeks. 

    Participants in this Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) class must meet the following requirements: must be age sixteen (16) years or older, certified by a physician to be free of communicable disease, able to perform CNA duties without any physical restrictions, able to obtain and pass a criminal history background check, possess a valid social security number, and must attend ALL scheduled training dates. Please note that registration must be completed and paid at least five (5) business days prior to the course start date.

    $699.00 (Day class) or $749.00 (Evening class)
    *Additional costs (not included in the tuition): $75 for the certified nurse aide competency evaluation, 2-step TB test, physical exam, wrist watch with second hand, gait belt and scrub uniform).

    DAY CLASSES - Theory: 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. (day 1) and 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (days 2-10) and Clinical: 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  (remaining two (2) weeks)
    EVENING CLASSES - Theory: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (first two (2) weeks) and Clinical: 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (remaining three (3) weeks)

  • Pharmacy Technician Training

    This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.  Successful completion of the course meets a requirement for obtaining a State of Indiana Pharmacy Technician license and helps prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).  The course content will include pharmacy and medical terminology, basic human anatomy and function, reading and interpreting prescriptions and medication orders, quality assurance, mathematical computations, aseptic techniques, and more.  The course teaches the student concepts, skills, and principles needed to work with pharmacists, physicians, medical professionals, insurance companies, and patients. Typical duties include medication order processing, managing patient records, packaging, sterile and non-sterile compounding, third party billing, inventory control, and general assistance for pharmacists and patients.  Please note that employment in the state of Indiana requires that the individual have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, and meet other criteria as outlined by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.   

    Fee:      $1,150 (includes textbooks)
    Dates:   TBA 
    Days:    Monday and Wednesday evenings
    Times:   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 72 hours.