The following criteria are required of all students enrolled in HRO 105, and all information will be explained in detail on the first day of class.
Attendance to ALL class sessions is required. Students missing the first day of class will be dropped and will not qualify for a full refund of tuition/fees. Any missed time is cumulative.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, have completed at a minimum 8 years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge, in good physical and emotional health, and have good interpersonal communication skills.
Background Check and Drug Testing
Criminal background checks, required for all health care workers with direct patient contact, are initiated on the first day of class. Some clinical sites may require drug testing. Students must pass the background check in order to remain in the course, be eligible to take the certification exam and to become employed as a certified nurse assistant (CNA).
Refer to the IDPH website for a list of disqualifying convictions and further information regarding requirements to become a CNA in the state of Illinois. Students are responsible for the cost of this background check. Details will be provided regarding when and where to complete the background check on the first day of class. For more information, contact the Health Sciences coordinators' assistant.
Drug testing required for clinicals at Red Bud Campus.
Auto and Health Insurance
Students enrolling in all Health Science programs should be aware that some clinical facilities may require auto and/or health insurance. Malpractice insurance, when required, is provided by the college though assessment of lab fees.
A physical examination and certain immunizations are required.
New SWIC students are encouraged to complete the New Student Orientation.