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Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center

Kent State University at Geauga is committed to helping employers respond to the training and lifelong learning needs of northeast Ohio. Our wide variety of non-credit continuing education programs are designed to help develop a premier workforce in our region.


State Tested Nursing Assistant

Are you feeling drawn to the healthcare field? Would you like to gain basic nursing knowledge and become employed in a short amount of time?

Students will learn basic nursing skills including infection control, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, safety and emergency needs, basic restorative services and resident’s rights. The course includes clinical experiences and classroom lectures

STNAs are in high demand at nursing homes and assisted living facilities as Patient Care Assistants, Home Health Aid, Hospice Care, and Clinical Assistants.

The STNA works under the direction of the nursing staff to provide for the resident patient's physical and emotional well-being.

In conjunction with United Way Services of Geauga County, scholarships for this class may be available.  For further information, please contact Monica Bricker-Thompson at 216-436-2044

Stress free, hands on environment! ENROLL TODAY!

Enrollment Dates to be announced soon

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Basic Life Support Certification

Learn CPR now! 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course
    Learn how to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond to them.  High quality CPR improves a victim’s chances of survival.  Learn the basic skills of giving high quality CPR.  Learn and practice the skills of CPR in a team setting.  Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Features/Content
    • Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning skills 
    • Teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings 
    • Added emphasis on team resuscitation 
    • Focus on the critical concepts of high-quality CPR

  • Evaluation
    Written exam and skills test
    Initial Course: 4.5 hours, Renewal course: 4 hours 

    Faculty led Instruction!
Upcoming Classes at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg

All classes run from 1-5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, 1/17


Wednesday, 2/7          

Wednesday, 2/14    


Wednesday, 3/7

Wednesday, 3/14


Wednesday, 4/11

Wednesday, 4/18

To sign up  Click Here!

Quickbooks and EXCEL CLASSES

Below is the registration link for the upcoming Quickbooks and Excel courses to be held at the Geauga Campus in partnership with the Geauga Growth Partnership. All classes are on Fridays from 8-noon.

Intro to Quickbooks (February 9 and 16)
Advanced Quickbooks (February 23 and March 2)
Intermediate Excel (March 9 and 16)
Advanced Excel (April 6 and 13)

This is a fully online registration and payment process.  Simply create an account. Your email address becomes your user name and select your own password.




Geauga Growth Partnership -Discover all the benefits of becoming a member of Geauga Growth Partnership by visiting their website.
Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Susan Emens at 440-834-4187.