WACO HS Students to Earn CNA Credentials through OFTC Dual Enrollment Classes

Local high school students in Washington County are taking advantage of dual enrollment classes offered through Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC).  

While there are a number of dual enrollment courses available to students through OFTC, this group is well on their way to becoming Certified Nurse Aides. 

Nurse Aide dual enrollment students taking dual enrollment classes at OFTC.
OFTC Nurse Aide students Akema Morton and Deidra Tillman Practicing the proper technique for obtaining a patient’s weight

The students started classes in the fall and are completing the required courses in OFTC’s Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit program like: Introduction to Healthcare, Diet and Nutrition, Medical Terminology, and Nurse Aide Fundamentals. 

At the end of the traditional school year, students who successfully complete these classes will be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry. 

Not only will these students have the opportunity to become licensed CNA’s before completing high school, but they also receive dual credit for both high school and college, saving time and money. 

The experience of being dually enrolled in high school and college also prepares students for life after high school and equips them for success whether in the college classroom or the workforce. 

“Taking Nurse Aide classes at OFTC has allowed me to save time and money to see if the medical field is the right career path for me. My classes have helped me learn what to expect in the medical field and they’ve given me invaluable experiences as I get an early start on a career.” – Deidra Tillman, senior at Washington County High School

Nurse Aide dual enrollment students taking dual enrollment classes at OFTC.
OFTC Nurse Aide students TaLaiah Hall and Makayla Jenkins practicing the proper skill and technique to take a patient’s vital signs.

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to take Nurse Aide classes through OFTC’s Dual Enrollment program because it’s allowing me to start my nursing career early. I’ve enjoyed learning many new skills and the friendships that have flourished as a part of these classes.” – TaLaiah Hall, junior at Washington County High School 

For more info about OFTC’s dual enrollment opportunities, visit the Colleges website, OFTC.edu.  

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Group Photo of OFTC’s Nurse Aide dual enrollment students from Washington County HS taking dual enrollment classes AT OFTC. Pictured L-R: Deidra Tillman, TaLaiah Hall, Akema Morton, Makayla Jenkins.