A nurse assistant course through Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center is designed to give students enough hands-on experience to allow them to take their certification test ahead of their peers.
The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/ZBsLFH ) that the one-semester class is meant to save students time and money while preparing them to fill North Dakota's growing need for health care workers.
The center serves eight area school district, including Grand Forks. It offers specialized courses to students when there isn't enough interest for their districts to offer those courses.
Six programs, such as automotive technology, are offered in a mix of in-person classes, online work and hands-on activities. The nursing assistant class is the most popular with 119 online and standard students enrolled this year.