Program of Study

Nurse Aide, Certificate


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Fall Semester 1  
Prefix Number Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
NAS 101 Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6
    TOTALS 3 4 3 6
Spring Semester 1
NAS 102 Nurse Aide II** 3 2 6 6
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 0 0 3
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 0 0 3
    TOTALS 9 2 9 12

**Students must have a GED or High School diploma before enrolling in the NAII course in order to be eligible to receive certification and be listed by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as as Nursing Aide II.

All applicants must:

  1. If you are not currently enrolled at SCC, complete an application to the college. Designate Nurse Aide Certificate (C45840) as the program of interest. If you are a current student, see Admissions to complete a change of major form if you wish to apply to the program.
  2. All applicants must be able to meet all Technical Standards required of the program. Those Standards are as follows:
    • Lift  up to 50 pounds routinely
    • Able to reach, bend, and stoop often
    • Able to push and pull routinely
    • Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
    • Distinguish audible sounds
    • Able to distinguish colors correctly
    • Work standing on the feet 80 percent of the time
    • Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick and injured
    • Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals

The Nurse Aide Certificate has limited enrollment. Students will be accepted into the courses based on application submission date and meeting the college testing requirement. 

Any student interested in completing Nursing Aide courses outside of the certificate program, please visit SCC Continuing Education for information.

In order to progress to the Spring Semester, all students must:

  1. Be currently licensed as a Certified Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property.
  2. Must have a current CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that must remain current through clinical rotation. CPR certification will be offered on a limited schedule for those who need it.

Clinical education will be provided at cooperating hospitals or health care facilities within the area served by the College. Transportation and associated expenses are the sole responsibility of the student.


  1. Applications must be updated annually by applicants who were not accepted the previous year.
  2. All students admitted into a health sciences program may be required by a clinical site to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug testing prior to or during education coursework. The results of these test could affect the student's ability to progress in the program.
  3. All students completing a health sciences program may be required, by an external testing agency, to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug test prior to a state or national licensing/certification board approving the graduate to sit for licensure/certification exams.



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Nurse Aide Program Coordinator/Instructor
800.447.4091, ext.4459