Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.

It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 

Please continue to check your email and for regular updates. 


There are no prerequisites for the NAC (nursing assistant certified) course, however English 92 and 95 are recommended preparation since there is significant reading required.

Certificate of Proficiency - Nursing Assistant

This comprehensive training course prepares students to take the state nursing assistant certification exam and provides awareness of the role of the nursing assistant in nursing care.

Course requirements (effective fall 2010)

 NURS 100
 Nursing Assistant
 Subtotal  8
 Total  8


New! Certificate of Proficiency - Nursing Assistant Certified in Acute Care

This certificate offers specialized training in particular areas of challenges on the job for the NAC or caretaker. The acute care setting is emphasized with attention to safety, falls, and other "high risk to patient" areas. Further emphasis is given to care of the older adult and behavioral health issues.

Course requirements (effective spring 2018)

 NURS 100
 Nursing Assistant (HR)
 NURS 138  NAC Acute Care I 2
 NURS 139  NAC Acute Care II 2
 HLTH 193  Care of the Older Adult in Acute Care 3
 HLTH 194  Behavioral Health in Acute Care 3
 Subtotal  18
 Total  18