Areas of Study

Core

A DSHS curriculum required to meet basic training for anyone providing care services to Medicaid clients. Core Basic Training (CBT) is a highly interactive 40-hour classroom course and students are required to participate actively in discussions and hands-on. This course covers how to correctly and efficiently perform basic personal care tasks, understand client rights, realize the importance of communication to solve problems, and learn how to protect and promote the health of clients.

MentalHealth

Specialty trainings (Mental Health & Dementia) provide managers and caregivers the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the special care needs of clients inflicted with mental illness, dementia, or developmental disabilities.

Orientation

The Orientation Training gives the students an overview of what they need to know and do in their job.

NurseDelegation

We offer Nurse Delegation and Nurse Delegation with Focus on Diabetes. The Nurse Delegation Program, under Washington State law, allows nursing assistants working in certain settings to perform certain tasks, such as: administer prescription medications or blood glucose testing, which are normally performed by licensed nurses. We have a registered nurse that teaches the courses.

CPR

As a caregiver, it is your duty to respond to cardiac or breathing emergencies until more advanced medical personnel can take over. From assessing needs and making decisions to provide care, this course teaches the basic life support skills through video and discussion.