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The Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide In Long Term Care or Patient Care Technician Certificate Program will fulfill the prerequisite for the Brookdale Nursing Program.


Patient Care Technician Certification

Coordinator: Jean Hirst, RN

Patient Care Technicians are multi-skilled and employed in a variety of settings including hospitals. This program uses a comprehensive approach (lecture, lab and clinical) to train you as a patient care technician.

Areas of Study: Patient care, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, vital signs, knowledge of behavioral health and patients with special needs, EKG, venipuncture and CPR. Upon completion you will be prepared for the certification test through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), and the fee is $90. 160 Hours.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required. Clinical held at area hospitals and sub-acute facilities.

Classes are a combination of Remote Live via Zoom & In-Person Classroom Instruction:

Sec. 1: Tue & Thru, Sep 14-Nov 9, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Wall Campus
In person classroom: Sep 14, 23, Oct 7, 14, 19, Nov 2, 9
Remote Live: September 16, 21, 28, 30, October 5, 12, 21, 26, 28, November 4
Orientation: Thurs. Nov 10, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Nov 11- Nov 20, (8 to 12-hour shifts including possible weekends between 7:00 am-7:00 pm), JSUMC

Sec. 2: Mon & Wed, Oct 11- Dec 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Wall Campus
In person classroom: Oct 11, 20, Nov 1, 3, 15, 17, Dec 8
Remote Live: Oct 13, 18, 25, 27, Nov 8, 10, 22, 29, Dec 1, 6
Orientation: Dec 9, 7:00 am-3:00 pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon – Fri, Dec 10- Dec 20, (8 to 12-hour shifts including possible weekends between 7:00 am-7:00p m), JSUMC

Sec. 3: Mon & Wed, Nov 10 – Feb 14, 2022, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Lincroft Campus
(No class Nov 24, Dec 20-Jan 3 & Jan 17)
In person classroom: Nov 10, 22, Dec 8, 13, 15, Jan 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, Feb 7, 9, 14
Remote Live: Nov 15, 17, 29, Dec 1, 6, Jan 26, 31, Feb 2
Orientation: Thus, Feb 15 2022, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, JSUMC
Clinical: Mon – Fri, Feb 16-Feb 26, 2022, (3:00 pm to 11:00 pm hour shifts including possible weekends), JSUMC

Sec 4: Tues & Thurs, Dec 7-Feb 17, 2022, 9:00am-3:00pm Wall Campus
(No class Dec 20-Jan 3)
In person classroom: Dec 7, 15, Jan 6, 13, 25, Feb 8, 15, 17
Remote Live: Dec 9, 13, Jan 4, 11, 18, 20, 27, Feb 1, 3, 10
Clinical: Mon-Fri, Feb 18-Feb 26, 2022, (8 to 12 -hour shifts including possible weekends between 7:00 am-7:00p m), MMC

Fee and Code: $2499, XMEDG 075, textbooks not included (approx. $ 110)  

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu 

Please call 732-224-2315 to register.


Certified Homemaker/Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Coordinator: Robin Smith, RN MSN

This NJ State Board of Nursing approved program prepares you to work for a home care agency or assisted living facility. Learn to provide basic care including personal care, nutrition, and rehabilitation services for patients recovering from an illness in their home or in an assisted-living facility. Learn basic anatomy and physiology and study common diseases. Class includes 12 hours of clinical in a local nursing home and a uniform is required. Upon successfully completing the 76-hour program, you will be prepared to qualify for certification. The certification exam will be administered on the last day of class.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

Note: 100% attendance is required by the NJ State Board of Nursing. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required.

Summer classes

Sec 3: Mon Fri, Aug 2 – Aug 13, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Lincroft Campus
Fee and Code: $849, XMEDG 014 – textbooks not included (approx. $55)

Fall and Spring classes

Sec. 1: Mon-Fri, Nov 8 – Nov 19, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Lincroft Campus
Sec. 2: Mon Fri, Jan 3 – Jan 14, 2022, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Lincroft Campus
Fee and Code: $999, XMEDG 014, textbooks not included (approx. $46) 

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu


Important Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all of our CNA classes are currently on hold.
We hope to offer CNA classes in the Spring/Summer of 2021. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch when we have more information on scheduling.

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Certified Nurse Aide In Long Term Care (CNA)

Coordinator: Christine Haas, RN

This NJ Department of Health approved program will train you for employment in a nursing home, long term care, or assisted living facility. Learn physical care skills, psychosocial care skills, and the role of the nurse aide including legal and ethical concepts, and client rights. Upon successful completion of course content and skills testing, you will be prepared to sit for certification. 90 hours.

Prerequisites (Instructions to access prerequisite forms will be emailed to you upon registration):

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. 100% attendance required. An additional fee will be charged to students for class and clinical make-up hours. Uniform required. Clinical at area nursing homes.

Code: XMEDG 013
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

Questions or additional information can be obtained by forwarding any inquiries to CPS Healthcare at 732-224-2007 or email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu


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