2022-2023 College Catalog

Nurse Aide TCC

Nurse Aide TCC (Major Code: CN21)

Program Description

The Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.

Career Information


Nursing Assistants

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 13% nationally and 8% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $25,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Stephanie Griffin
Allied Health Program Coordinator

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 term

Credit Hours: 13

Estimated Program Cost: $3,799

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (13 Credits)

ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals


Total Credit Hours: 13


Program Outcomes

1. Student will perform as a competent member of a health care team.
2. Student will perform patient care activities competently.