Introducing New Pathways to Healthcare Careers

BOOST: Better Occupational Outcomes with Simulation Training

In creating BOOST, Wallace Community College Selma consulted directly with major healthcare employers, who expressed the need for significantly more entry-level workers. BOOST is geared towards offering students more access to enhanced training at early stages of their college careers. The BOOST grant created three short-term, stackable certificates in healthcare that take less than one year to complete utilizing hightech simulators, 3D/virtual reality technology and online course materials and demonstrations. In just two semesters, you will have a Nursing Assistant and Electrocardiography (EKG) Certificate and be prepared to take the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination. After you pass the NNAAP, you have the option to take one additional semester to obtain your certificate(s) in Phlebotomy and the Patient Care Technician Certification.

Developed in collaboration with major healthcare employers, BOOST delivers:
• High-tech simulation training in your first semester -- and the chance to start your Nursing Assistant clinicals and work with patients in semester two
• College credit and stackable academic certificates that can serve as a foundation for your future healthcare program at WCCS
• Preparedness to gain credentials for entry level healthcare jobs, which could allow you to keep working in your field when you are admitted to your future healthcare program at WCCS

There are three different certificate areas to choose from:
1. Nursing Assistant Certificate
2. Electrocardiography (EKG) Certificate
3. Phlebotomy Certificate

Individuals interested in becoming a member of the BOOST Learning Community must first apply to Wallace Community College Selma for admissions. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Johnny Moss and complete the Program Interest Form.

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This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Read more about the funding of this grant.