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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Holyoke Community College (HCC)

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Pilot

Program Name:
Holyoke Community College (HCC)
Type of Organization:
Community College
CVTE Partner:
William J. Dean Technical High School (Dean Tech)
Training Partner:
Holyoke Works (HW)
Employer Partners:
O'Connell Care at Home, Mt. Marie, Mount Saint Vincent Care Center, and Wingate
Level:
SPL 5 or higher
Credential(s):
Home Health Aid (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Occupational Cluster:
Occupation:
Program Description:
HCC provides contextualized ESOL instruction and case management, and HW provides HHA and CNA instruction. HW and HCC collaborate on recruitment and placement. HW instructors are Department of Public Health and Division of Professional Licensure approved to deliver HHA/CNA instruction. The ESOL instructors provide support to students during the technical instruction, while the HW CNA instructor helps the ESOL instructors contextualize the instruction. The program also uses the Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda (MCCWDTA) Healthcare modules for language and Mathematics, ACT Career Ready 101, and a 20-hour Connections to Health Careers curriculum. Dean Tech provides their Health Sciences lab. Dean Tech markets the program to parents of their students. Students have access to college counseling, legal, and financial advising services. The HHA/CNA curriculum includes units on geriatric patient/body system review, mental health of residents, and activities of daily living/personal care. The CNA Certificate has postsecondary value at the college as it is now a requirement for all incoming HCC nursing students. Clinical hours are done at employer partner facilities.

Program Design:
Weeks 1-2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AMESOL for CNAMath for CNAESOL for CNAMath for CNAESOL for CNA
11:00 AM - 12:00 NoonCareer Ready 101Career Ready 101Career Ready 101Career Ready 101Career Ready 101
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMConnections to Health CareersConnections to Health CareersConnections to Health CareersConnections to Health CareersConnections to Health Careers

Weeks 3-11MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AMESOL for CNAMath for CNAESOL for CNA Math for CNAESOL for CNA
11:30 AM - 2:30 PMCNA instructionCNA instructionCNA instructionCNA instructionCNA instruction

Weeks 12-14MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PMClinical RotationsClinical RotationsClinical RotationsClinical RotationsClinical Rotations

Week 15MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AMJob ReadinessJob ReadinessJob ReadinessJob ReadinessJob Readiness


Schedule:
15 weeks, 25 hours per week, 35 clinical hours, 410 total hours
Program Contact:
Kermit Dunkelberg, 413-552-2506, kdunkelberg@hcc.edu


Last Updated: November 21, 2016
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