HEA 100 Additional Information

Pre-application process

  1. Attend student information night. It is mandatory that a parent or guardian attends with you. Watch for flyers at your school. Talk with your counselor for more information. 2020 information night is scheduled 4/17/2020. 

  2. Receive an application packet on information night. 

  3. Sign up for interview on a date and time that works for you, during information night. 

  4. Interviews will be conducted in May at your chosen date and time. The application packet must be completed by the interview date. Note: You will lose points for unfinished work. Read and sign all paperwork and agree to abide by program policies.

The Admissions Process



The admission process consists of FOUR required phases:
  • Phase I is based on you meeting the general program requirements. Attend student and parent/guardian night, sign up or call for interview date/time and signed approval form to attend class.

  • Phase II is the interview phase. The interview includes a healthcare aptitude inventory interview, short math test and the return of the completed paperwork from phase one. The candidate must have a copy of high school transcripts reflecting that the candidate has completed Health Occupation 1 first semester and his/her current grade in the second semester or whether the candidate has taken the AP class. Candidates must have a signed approval by a teacher and a counselor to enter the program.

  • Phase III is the background and drug screening phase. Candidates will receive instructions about how to complete a criminal background check and drug screen. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and drug screen before being invited to move on to Phase IV.

  • Phase IV is the final pre-application phase. If selected candidates will receive an acceptance letter via email with instructions on how to enroll in HEA 100 and HEA 100L and HEA 100C.

Phase I - Admission Requirements

Attendance to student parent/teacher information night.

Paperwork to be completed at information night:
  • Student information sheet
  • Understanding of commitment
  • Choose an interview date and time (may call 541-880-2271 to arrange the time)

Completion of required prerequisites:
  • Approval to attend class by parent/guardian and counselor
  • Return signed approval completed on interview date

Phase II - The Interview

One the day of the interview, the candidate should arrive before the scheduled time. The candidate will be scored on the completeness of forms, the interview, and math scores.
Forms listed below must be read, completed, and signed before phase II interview:
  1. Immunization record completed. For records check with your physician, counselor or on school transcripts.
  2. KCC new student high school approval form
  3. KCC admission application
  4. KCC registration form
  5. KCC consent for release of information
  6. Student agreement sheet
  7. Booklet acknowledgment sheet
  8. Student acknowledgment
  9. Enrollment and disclosure statement 
  10. Hepatitis B vaccination sheet for health professional students
  11. Understand and agree to follow class policies
  12. Must have a copy of high school transcripts. Completed health occupation 1 first semester and current grade in the second semester or have taken AP class and have signed approval by teacher and counselor to enter the program.
Applicants are required to show evidence of immunizations including measles (MMR) and the Hepatitis B series, or having started a series at the time of application is acceptable. Hepatitis B requires a series of three injections, within a six-month period. Students who decline immunization must sign a form acknowledging an understanding of the risks involved. No clinical experience in OB/maternal-child is allowed if a student has no evidence of MMR immunization or immunity. Tdap and varicella immunizations.
TECHNOLOGY - (required prior to the first day of class)
Give the instructor your current email address, and understand that the internet and email access is an integral part of all the nursing assistance entrance process and courses. Access to a computer (at home or at the College) may be required on a daily basis.

Phase III - Drug Screen and Background Checks

1. BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREEN Information - (required in Phase III)
All eligible applicants must undergo a criminal history background check and a urine drug screen (with negative results).
2. Detailed information is provided when the candidate completes Phase II and is invited via
email or letter to participate in Phase III of the admission requirements. The Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and clinical sites require a criminal history check be completed while the student is enrolled in the nursing assistant program. If a student has an arrest or conviction history that disqualifies him/her from patient care in a clinical facility or certification by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), the nursing assistant faculty/selection committee may reject the candidate&39;s application. Students may request an exception to the criminal history policy through the appeal process per KCC policy. (Additional information about the appeal process will be provided with the disqualification notification.)

Phase IV - Acceptance Letter

You will receive an acceptance letter via email. The letter will contain:
  • Instructions about how to enroll in HEA 100 and HEA 100L and HEA 100C
  • Orientation day and class schedule

Timeline (2020-21 school year)


April 17, 2020                       Information night/application process. Must be present with parent. or guardian
April 27 to May 1, 2020     Application for HEA 100 due and interview at Plum Ridge.
May 11, 2020                       Notification of acceptance to the program.

May 26, 2020                       Begin background checks and drug screens.
                                               Complete and return background check and drug screen receipts to instructor.
June 8, 2020                         Alternate students list will be activated via a phone call.
                                                Drug screen and background checks started.
June 12, 2020                       Alternates complete and returned background check and drug screen receipts to instructor or program director.
FIRST SEMESTER:                Second week of September we meet every Monday.
August 6, 2020                     Thursday:  Program orientation; receive assignment, textbook and workbook.
                                                Stop by Plum Ridge to see instructor between 8 am and 2 pm.

August 17 to 20, 2020        First four days of class are mandatory 1:30 to 5:30 pm at KCC in Building 6, room 6214. 
                                                Chose your time will start the first Thursday in September:
                                                Lab 1: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
                                                Lecture: 3:30 to 5:30 pm all
                                                Lab 2: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

August 20, 2020                  Drop date for no charge to the school district.
September 3, 2020             Thursday all students must attend chosen time.
                                                Lab 1: 1:30-to 3:30 pm
                                                Lecture: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
                                                Lab 2: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

September 7, 2020             Monday regular class schedule:  every Monday
                                                Lab1 1:30 to 3:30 pm
                                                lecture 3:30 to 5:30 pm
                                                lab2 5:30 to 7:30 pm

September 28, 2020           TB test information handout 2 step TB test due January 3, 2021, at clinicals rotations.
November 20, 2020            Withdrawal date for “W” on college transcripts.
December 11, 2020            Last class day. Final grades posted for lecture and lab all required.

December 12 to Jan 2, 2021 Holiday
Note: Days may change to cover days off from school due to weather, holidays, or vacations.
January 3, 2021                   First day of clinical paperwork is due (TB test results, extra credit)
                                                Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

January 4, 2021                   Make up day: 1:30-7:30 PM
                                                Registration for students to KCC by instructor.
                                                MANDATORY for missed days.

January 10, 2021                 Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                               Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

January 17, 2021                 Holiday no clinical

January 24, 2021                 Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

Semester grade sent to high school

January 31, 2021                 Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 AM-6:15 pm

February 7, 2021                 Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

February 14, 2021               Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

February 21, 2021               Off for holiday

February 28, 2021               Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm
March 7, 2021                      Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

March 14, 2021                    Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

March 21 & 28, 2021           Spring vacation Time off
                                                Sundays used only if cancellation of previous clinical days occurred. 

April 4, 2021                         Final written exam two hour at SLMC 3:30 tp 5:30 pm
                                                Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

April 11, 2021                       Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pmM

April 10 & 17, 2021               Makeup days for clinical if needed (Saturday)

April 16, 2021                        Withdrawal for spring term with “W” on college transcripts.

April 18, 2021                       Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm

April 25, 2021                        Last clinical Sunday clinical group one 5:45 am to 12:15 pm
                                                Group two 11:45 am to 6:15 pm
May 21 & 28, 2021               Oregon State Board of Nursing certification exam
June 11, 2021                         Final grades for Spring Term                                                                  
NOTE: Days may change to cover days off from school due to weather, holidays or vacations.

Class Required Days

CLASS REQUIRED DAYS – Be sure to review the timeline. This is a tentative schedule; dates and times may change slightly. Make sure you are available on these dates during the 2020-2021 school year.

To Continue to Clinicals

  1. HOLIDAY VACATION: Students must obtain a TB/PPD skin test. Initial TB testing requires a series of two skin tests, one to three weeks apart. Students who have a history of a positive PPD are required to provide documentation of a chest x-ray. They are required to self-report physical signs and symptoms of possible infection. School district to pick up the cost.
  1. CPR during class time. Must complete and receive a card to continue with the program. Please schedule any appointments before or after class time.
  1. Maintain a "C" or better in lecture and lab tests. Grade will be given at the end of Fall Term for these two sections. If you fall below a "C" you will be asked to talk with your parents/guardian about continuing in the class, as it will affect your official transcripts.

Questions and Answers

Most common questions and answers
Q. Is there an age requirement?
A. Yes, applicants must be 16 years old by April 1, due to the requirement of completing a background check prior to class.
Q. What are the requirements to apply to the course?
A. Applicants must be 16 years old as of April 1, have completed Health Occupation 1 or have a signed letter from counselor stating due to taking an advanced class he/she unable to take Heath Occupations 1, or the applicant must be taking Health Occupation 1 concurrently with HEA 100.
Q. May I leave early for other classes or activities?
A. Students must not miss more than two days a semester. Students will be required to make up all missed hours, as directed by an instructor, thus meeting the standard set by Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Q. Will I automatically receive an excused absence from class for missed days if it school-related or I have a signed note?
A. No. As per the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) regulations adopted by KCC, students are required to complete 80 hours of lecture/lab and 90 hours of clinical. Student must be present for all hours.

Q. What steps must I take if I miss a day?
A. The student must meet with the instructor on the assigned date and time. Each hour must be made up to complete the course.

Q. Can I double up on the clinical hours in one day. This way I can miss other days or complete early.
A. No due to the BOLI laws you may only work prescribe number of hours in a day. This also take space from student who are regularly scheduled.
Q. May I choose to start my clinical rotation later in the day due to school requirements, transportation, or any other issues that prevents me for attending clinical during my assigned time?
A. No, students must meet the hours set by OSBN and adopted at KCC to be a candidate for completion of this program.
Q. What is the work load per week?
A. Two to three chapters of reading, two to three workbook chapters, and vocab worksheets. Students must also complete weekly tests and lab test as the unit is completed, as well as SIM skill testing.
Q. What are the program days?
A. The program will be held one week in the summer, the first Thursday in September, and every Monday after that.
Q. What are the program hours?
A. The first section of lab is 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Lecture for all students is 3:30 to 5:30 pm; second section of lab is 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Clinical time is 5:45 am to as late as 8:30 pm.
Q. May I miss the first day of class? What happens if I am absent at any time during the course?
A. No. You have limited absences while taking this course regardless of the reason. OSBN has mandatory orientation and completion hours for certification. All students must attend every day. All registered students MUST show up on the first day of class unless they have dropped the class. If a registered student fails to show on the first day of class, the student risks being dropped from the program.
Q. What documentation is needed?
A.  Copy of your high school transcripts, know or have your Social Security number, and have your current immunization records. 
Q. Why will I have to withdraw from class?
A. Reasons include but are not limited to attendance (missing more time than allowed in the program policy), missing a day in the first week of class, low grades, and unbecoming behaviors.
Q. Is orientation required?
A. Orientation requirement set forth by OSBN. Students will be administratively dropped for non-attendance. Missing any time in the first week of class will result in an administrative drop.

Q. How should I dress?                                             
A. In uniform or semi-professional and nonslip sole shoes. In clinicals, students are required to dress in gray scrubs and shoes that fully cover the foot and have a nonslip sole. 

Q. What are the program costs for me?                                                                                 
A. Uniform, Shoes, Watch, Pen and paper. See the welcome letter.

Q. How many credits is the Nursing Assistant Training Program (HEA 100)?
A. HEA 100 is 7 credits
Q. If I need a ride, will my instructor help me out.
A. No. You are required to have reliable transportation for all activities related to HEA 100 program during the school year.


Welcome Student,
Klamath Community College, Klamath Falls city, and Klamath County schools are pleased that you have chosen to pursue health-related education. The intention of this letter is to clarify the most commonly asked questions.
  • Uniforms $40 to $100
  • Shoes: $40 to $100
  • School supplies: $10
If the gait belt or textbook is not returned at completion of the course, a fine will be imposed, and your diploma and transcript from KCC will be held until the return of these items or a fine is paid.

Attendance:  It is an Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) regulation to obtain your certification of completion. This is 80 hour of lecture/lab and 90 hour clinical. The student must be present for all hours. Please follow the policies of this program in regards to attendance.
Enrollment:  Complete drug screen and criminal background check and return to your instructor at the assigned dates and times. In April register for the college credits.
Professionalism:  As set with the policies dress code, personal hygiene and grooming, language, cell phones, safety, behaviors, and confidentiality of information.
Grading:  Grades A, B, C, D, F. See policies. Must have a "C"(70%) or better on each test and an overall grade or "C" or better to proceed to clinics.

Final exam: Must have 75% or greater to obtain your certificate of completion. If 75% is not obtained you will still receive a grade from the high school but unable to take the OSBN certificate test.
Medical requirements:
  • During Christmas break two TB tests or chest x-ray must be completed as per instructor’s directions. The results are due in January at the start of winter term.
  • HEP B vaccines:  A signed waiver by all students indicating decline the vaccine, current immunizations or status in the series of vaccinations is due prior to the start of class.
  • Measles immunization: Proof of current immunization is due prior to the start of class. The record can be retrieved from your high school or a physician’s office
  • Must present a copy of your high school transcript at the time of the interview to verify attendance in Health Occupation 1 class. Complete immunization record, Hep B waiver, a copy of your current transcripts, and read the policies and sign all documents in the interview packet. Complete a drug screen with negative results and clear background check as directed by the instructor. 

Contact Information

Marylin Culp, RN
KCC Nursing Assistant Program Director
Building 6, room 6223
Office: 541-880-2271 or culp@klamathcc.edu
KCC Program website link