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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2019 term.

VALH 10 Select Topics: Nursing CE

Designed for those who have already completed the Certified Nurse Assistant course and who have successfully completed the Illinois Nurse Aide Examination, but who no longer are listed on the Illinois Nurse Aide Registry. Before registering for this course, you must complete the Online Re-certification Form with SIU Illinois Nurse Testing Aide. Please follow all instructions when submitting the form. If you are eligible for re-certification, they will send you a re-certification packet. Students have two weeks after the last class session to complete the clinical portion of the course.

Health requirements: You must have a current 1-Step TB test prior to the first day of class. The course will provide re-certification of the 21 skills and offer a review for the State Examination.

Background Check and Fingerprinting Process
To participate, the IDPH Health Care Worker Registry must show "Eligible" work status with a FEE_APP criminal background check. If the Health Care Worker Registry already shows your work eligibility with a FEE_APP, you will need to complete a new Authorization and Disclosure form, but you will not be required to fingerprint again. If you do need to fingerprint, it will be required prior to the first day of class. For detailed course information go to Please call our office for an information packet at (847)543-2990.

Note: Due to the process involved in offering this class, students will not be allowed to withdraw 7 business days prior to the first day of class and receive a refund unless they are found to be ineligible to take the class. It is scheduled as “drop by department consent” 7 business days prior to the start date.

Students should bring any CNA textbook they have to both class sessions.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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VALH 12 Personal Care Aide

Professional Development is offering the perfect opportunity to gain the basic skills needed to begin a new career or to confidently provide companionship or care for an elderly or disabled family member or friend. These skills include:

- Person-centered communication techniques
- Basic hygiene and infection control
- Assistance with personal care tasks
- Housekeeping, cooking and nutrition
- Use of adaptive equipment such as lifts, wheelchairs, walkers and grab bars
- Recognizing and responding to an emergency
- Understanding legal requirements and limitations
- Heartsaver CPR

Classes will be held in a hands-on skills lab. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion and an American Heart Association CPR card good for two years.

Textbooks and a gait belt are required and are available in the CLC bookstore.

This is not a certified healthcare professional or nurse aide course.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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VALH 25 NLN Pre-Entrance Exam Preparation

Prepare for the National League for Nursing (NLN) pre-entrance exam in this comprehensive review course. The NLN pre-entrance exam is required if you are seeking admission to most Health Career programs at the College of Lake County. This preparation course is taught by content experts who will review verbal areas in reading comprehension and word knowledge, math, biology, anatomy, chemistry and basic test taking strategies. Recommended textbook is Review Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam, 3rd Edition and may be purchased online prior to class. Call (847) 543-2990 for more information.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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VALH 95 Pharmacy Technician Training

You can begin your career in healthcare as a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians are in demand and job growth will continue to increase 12 percent by 2026. Technicians work in a variety of settings, that include pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, retail stores and mail-order pharmacies. They are responsible for receiving and filling prescriptions under the supervision of licensed pharmacists as well as performing duties such as maintaining patient profiles, answering phones and working the register. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills for an entry level position and prepare you to pass the national certification exam required of all pharmacy technicians in the State of Illinois. Textbooks are required and are available for purchase in the bookstore.

Program requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D, basic 9th and 10th grade math (algebra), Proficiency in English (verbal and written communication skills), no prior criminal record, 18 years old (some exceptions), hand to eye coordination and finger agility.

This is a hybrid course that requires using Blackboard.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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