In addition to required State mandated classes and a wide range of enrichment classes, Foothills Adult & Continuing Education offers career opportunities through Certification and Certificate Courses including:
Certified Nurse Aide (Certified Nursing Assistant) Training -- a 100-hour CNA program that consists of 52 hours of classroom time and 48 hours of clinical training. Completion qualifies participants for the state certification exam.
I-BEST Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training Certified Nurse Aide and ESL Training Program --This Certified Nurse Aide and English as a Second Language combined program is designed to prepare adult students with limited English proficiency for an in-demand wage earning position while at the same time increasing student success and academic preparedness with ESL instruction for a seamless pathway to college or career.
Food Handler's Certification Program -- Participants desiring to become a Certified Food Handler (CFH) for schools, businesses, or restaurants will be eligible to take a final examination administered and graded by the National Restaurant Association. This certification is likely to result in better job performance and higher wages.
CPR/First Aid -- This two-session course provides training and certification in the American Heart Association Heartsaver’s First Aid, CPR, and AED programs. Adult, Child, and infant CPR requirements will be covered, and students will receive an AHA certificate upon successful completion.
Para-Professional Assessment -- This assessment is available for individuals seeking employment as a para-professional in school districts who do not have an Associate’s Degree or two years of college. The assessment measures knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, the instruction of reading, writing, and mathematics.
Registered Behavioral Technician -- Appropriate for district paraprofessionals, support staff, and substitute teachers with a high school diploma, this program includes 40 hours of training followed by an online competency assessment.
Online Career Training through Ed2go: Some of the offerings include Administrative Dental Assistant, The Biofuel Production Operations, and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist courses. The full course list, detailed program outlines, descriptions, and demos are available here.