At times throughout the year, Northwest Tech offers courses leading to specific certifications and/or licenses. Times, dates, and locations of these certification courses will be announced as they become available.
Certification Courses available through Northwest Tech
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Course
The Certified Nurse Aide course is designed to train individuals to provide direct care to assist residents living in Kansas Adult Care Homes. The course will prepare students to take the certification examination to gain the Certified Nurse Aide Licensure.
Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Course
CMA courses provide students with basic training in medications and medication administration. The course will prepare students for employment in a long-term care facility while under the supervision of an LPN or RN.
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Course
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to obtain a Kansas Commercial Driver’s License. The comprehensive course includes test preparation, simulator driving, and truck driving.
After completing the course, students must gain actual licensure from the department of Motor Vehicles.
Concealed Carry Course
The Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun certification course is designed to prepare students to pass the written certification exam and target shooting qualification required to obtain a license.
Students receive a certificate of completion from the instructor to submit with the Concealed Carry Handgun application.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course
This program is designed for individuals interested in providing medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. It will provide participants with opportunities to gain information, skills, and attitudes necessary for certification and practice as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Kansas and National Registry of EMT’s.
This course provides an introduction to atmospheric phenomena and weather. It is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of the earth’s atmosphere and its changing behavior as it relates to human activities and how it influences our daily lives. This course provides a first look at various aspects of meteorology including solar radiation, global circulation, environmental issues, winds, cloud formation, stability, precipitation processes, weather systems, and severe weather. Basic physical principles and processes are emphasized that are important for understanding the world and have broad implications for students interested in weather and global environmental change and other environmental disciplines.