The pre-training curriculum is designed specifically to prepare all prospective CNA candidates for the coursework and scholarly demands of the CNA Preparatory Training at the Dauphin County Technical School. The subject topics for this 40 hour training included soft skills (e.g., interpersonal skills, team-building, time management, culture differences, and goal-setting) along with related content of becoming a long-term care Nurse Assistant. In addition, literacy skills for interacting with informational text are emphasized along with study and research skills.
As a result of this two-week opportunity, candidates that participated in the Pre-CNA program at Tri-County OIC are able to demonstrate a high level of confidence and competency prior to enrolling into the state-approved Nurse Aide training at the DCT School.
This class is only for students who have successfully passed the pre-screening qualifications. The information below is meant only for students who have already been selected to attend these classes. For information on any upcoming classes, contact Rachel Rebert at (717) 238-7318, or register at our website at: https://tricountyoic.org/register/
Our pre-nurse aide training sessions are conducted in Harrisburg at Pine Street Pre sbyterian Church, (310 North 3rd Street). Students will come to Tri-County OIC (500 Maclay Street) and take the organization’s van to the class location. The first pre-training class will take place December 9 – December 20 (2 weeks) and classes will be held Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. You will need to bring your lunch each day; 30 minutes will be given for lunch, so there won’t be time to leave and come back.
Those who successfully complete our pre-nurse aide training class will be eligible to continue on to the state-approved nurse aide training class at Dauphin County Technical School (DCTech) 6001 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, from January 9th to March 19th . DCTech classes are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:15 pm.
- All students must complete the entire amount of program hours. This includes pre-training, classroom, laboratory, and clinical time.
- All time missed will be recorded and make-up time will be scheduled with the instructor immediately upon return to school.
- A student who misses 1.5 evenings or 6 hours of class at DCTech will be dismissed from the program. Additionally anyone who misses more than 6 hours of the first 16 hours of instruction at DCTech will be dismissed from the program.