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Dual Enrollment at Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Dual Enrollment opportunities for District 218 students

Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNAT)

The program will prepare you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). You will master competency in the 21 manual patient care skills mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Your training will consist of 64 hours of classroom lecture including Alzheimer’s, and 40 hours of lab training, including CPR certification. In addition, you will gain hands-on experience by completing 40 hours of clinical rotations at a nearby health care facility. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the State of Illinois Nurse Aide Competency Exam. After passing this exam, you may seek employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies.
 
 
Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT)
 
This program will prepare you to become a Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Illinois, then go on to a Paramedic or Fire Science Program.  You will master the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level.  Your training will consist of lecture and lab sessions in addition to several clinical sessions.  Students who complete this program will earn 8 college credits and are eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT State Examination.  After passing the exam, you may seek employment in 911 services and ambulance response.  

 

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Completion of the HVAC Dual Enrollment program will earn you a Basic Air Conditioning Technician Certificate while you are still in high school.  Earn a total of 19 college credits upon completing the required courses, and you'll be on your way to begin a career as a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, installer or service representative.

 

Welding

This Dual Enrollment program will help you earn your Shielded Metal Welding Certificate while you're still in high school.  Earn a total of nine college credits after completing the required courses.  This certificate will give you a step up on pursuing a career as a basic stick welder and help you master popular welding processes.  You will also gain skills working with the equipment used in professional settings as well as necessary safety procedures.