This program is designed to prepare students for further education and/or employment in the healthcare field. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of health careers. Students observe and practice entry-level skills through classroom and lab work at Stafford Technical Center and at clinical sites in area healthcare settings. Students completing the program can become employed as nursing assistants, or continue on to post-secondary health careers. They are also able to volunteer for their local ambulance service.
Licensed Nurse Assistants, Home Health Care Aides, Laboratory Assistants, Respiratory Therapy Assistants, Veterinary Assistants.
What We Do
Hands-on clinical training in the STC lab and at local health care providers such as Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland Area Visiting Nurses, and Regional Ambulance Service.
Nicole Hadeka joined Stafford in 2016. She received her Master of Science in Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine. Nicole’s work experience includes working in labor and delivery, school nursing, and assistant professor in nursing at Castelton University. In her free time Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and yoga.
Erin Perry, Class of 2015
My mom inspired me to become a nurse. During my senior year, I was able to work in the Labor and Delivery and Women’s and Children’s unit at Rutland Regional. One of my best memories was traveling to Burlington to compete in various nursing events. If you’re thinking about attending STC, come and try it. There is something for everyone at Stafford!
Program Advisory Committee
|Beth Brothers/Tammy M|
|Barbra Eitelman .||The Pines|
|Lisa Spooner||STC Clinical Assist|
|Karen Alcorn||Mountain View Center|
|Bill Mapes||Training Officer-RAS|
Dual Enrollment/College Credits
1st Year – dual enrollment with CCV; 2nd year – dual enrollment with Castleton University and/or CCV
Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA), American Heart Association HeartSaver® First Aid/CPR with AED for Healthcare Providers and paid co-op.
Students completing 90% of the Core Competencies will receive a certificate from Stafford Technical Center.
Average Career Salaries
|Licensed Nurse Assistants||$25,710|
|Home Health Care Aides||$21, 920|
|Respiratory Therapy Assistants||$57, 790|
*Average Salaries taken from the Department of Labor (dol.gov).
Requirements For This Program
Recommended Prerequisites: basic Algebra; number sense; fractions and decimals; strong work ethic; ability to perform physical labor on the job site and in classroom; strong interpersonal skills; effective communication skills; must have completed 10th grade
Reading Level of course materials: Grade 9.0 – 11.5