Workforce & Continuing Education
Cisco College is committed to enriching the lives of its students and communities through quality educational programs and services to all individuals interested in pursuing lifelong learning opportunities. Cisco College delivers an array of innovative programs and courses through a variety of individual formats that are flexible, diverse and responsive to the needs of its public, private and corporate citizens.
Workforce Education/Continuing Education programs range from intensive instruction in skills necessary for employment at the entry level, to extending or upgrading the skills and knowledge of individuals already employed who need additional training or retraining to achieve stability or advancement in their employment.
Customized courses are available to meet specific employer needs. Programs for personal growth and development are also available. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon satisfactory completion of certain programs.
Instructors who teach in Workforce Education/Continuing Education programs are highly trained in their fields and subjects. They are chosen with particular emphasis on their knowledge of the subjects and ability to teach and guide others to develop their maximum potential.
Certified Nurse Aide
This is a 100-hour course that includes lecture and clinical components, and prepares students to take the State of Texas examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. This program provides students with a level of knowledge, skills, theory, concepts, and abilities essential to provide safe care to the residents of long term care facilities. You will be prepared for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices, and hospitals. Income will depend on the area of employment chosen.
CNA COURSE DATES
- May 18 – June 16, 2018
- June 29 – July 27, 2018
- August 3 - September 1, 2018
Fast Track Welding
This class is offered only where there is an adequate number of participation.
Contact Rick Marks for additional information.
Students pursuing a certificate in National Phlebotomy will take courses focused on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. This includes vacuum devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology.
Students may pick up an application packet from Janna Andersen. The program is 9 weeks long and classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00p.m. The cost of the course is $800 with additional cost for background check and drug screen. Please check with Janna Anderson for start date.
CE Online Courses
Ed2Go courses are instructor-facilitated online courses that are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. More than 300 courses are available and new classes start weekly.
To be considered for admission into a program, interested persons should:
- Contact Kam Zinsser for application
- Complete an application and turn in with required documents
Be advised that many clinical sites utilized throughout the various Health Programs at Cisco College require a background check and/or drug screen before students can participate in the clinical portion of a program.
College Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to Cisco College. The procedure for seeking admission is:
- Complete the Cisco College application
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - ONLY IF IT APPLIES FOR THE PROGRAM OF INTEREST.
- Turn in Official Transcripts / GED (All transcripts from colleges or universities previously attended are required.)
- Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs.
- Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.
For additional information or to find out how your company can participate in continuing education for your employees, contact Kam Zinsser.