STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Training

STNA Classes: Run every other month starting in October, 2021.

STNA Training

Are you looking for a career that is both rewarding and in demand? Becoming an STNA may be for you! Nurse Aides provide a variety of care-related tasks such as dressing, feeding and observing patients. STNA’s usually work in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities and hospitals. After completing this course, students will be prepared to take the State written and competency exam. State exam fees are not included in the cost of this class. State exams are completed through D & S Diversified Technologies.

Clinical locations will be announced in class. Before the first day of class, students must read and sign a code of conduct contract. A Kern Center representative will go over this contract with you when you register.

All classes will take place at the Fostoria Learning Center.

Class times are 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday for 3 weeks

Clinicals meet: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Review Session day before test will be scheduled.

Cost: $599 – this does not include the state testing fee.

Scholarships available to eligible learners. For scholarship information, contact the Fostoria Learning Center at 419-408-5540.

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Phlebotomy will be offered Spring 2022 at the Fostoria Learning Center.  This certificate program is for credit through Terra State Community College.  The Phlebotomy Certificate prepares students to work as phlebotomists, highly-trained laboratory professionals whose primary responsibility is the collection of blood specimens through venipuncture and skin puncture techniques to be used for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donation. Phlebotomists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including hospital laboratories, clinicals, physician offices, private laboratories, blood collection centers, home health agencies, and home visits for insurance agencies.

To register for the Phlebotomy courses at the Fostoria Learning Center, you must apply to to be a student at Terra.  Go to and follow the link that says "apply now".  Indicate Phlebotomy on your application.  Once completed you will receive an acceptance letter and a call from one of Terra's admission staff and advisors will assist you with starting the process.

To learn more about the costs of this certificate program click here.  Eligible learners may qualify for scholarship funds.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship through the Fostoria Learning Center, call 419-408-5540.

Spring 2022 Schedule -Phlebotomy-CLASSES START January 10

CRN Course Classroom Day/Time Weeks Instructor
  MLT1010 Medical Lab/Fostoria Monday/3-4:45pm 16 Sarah Poore
  MLT1020 Medical Lab/Fostoria Monday/6-9pm 16 Sarah Poore
  HPE1020 Medical Lab/Fostoria Wednesday/3-9pm 8 Sarah Poore

PHL1010 will be online through Terra State

Summer 2022 Semester

CRN Course Classroom Day/Time Weeks Instructor
  MLT1901 Off Campus M-F 4 Sarah Poore
American Heart Association: CPR & BLS Certification

American Heart Association: CPR & BLS Certification

This course is for healthcare professionals or anyone who needs to know how to perform CPR, as well as, other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations while working with an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam. An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion card is valid for two years.

Dates:  Sept. 2   9-1pm                              

Nov. 4   12-4pm              

               Jan. 6    5-9pm                 

               Mar. 3   9-1pm                

May 5   12-4pm               

$55 per person

For more information call the Kern Center at Terra State, 419-559-2464 or email

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American Heart Association: Heartsaver® First Aid

American Heart Association: Heartsaver® First Aid

The Heartsaver® First Aid course trains participants in first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. This class is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to know how to perform CPR and First Aid, as well as, other lifesaving skills to meet a job requirement.

Dates:   Sept.   2-6pm                

               Oct. 7     12-4pm               

              Nov. 4   5-9pm                 

              Dec. 2   2-6pm                

             Jan. 6    12-4pm               

            Feb. 3     5-9pm                 

           Mar. 3    2-6pm         

            Apr. 7    12-4pm                

            May 5    5-9pm                 

$55 per person

For more information call the Kern Center at Terra State, 419-559-2464 or email

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American Heart Association: Family & Friends CPR

American Heart Association: Family & Friends CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. These topics can be presented together or taught separately as stand-alone modules. Skills are taught by using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows participants to practice on a CPR training manikin while skills are demonstrated in the course video. Family & Friends CPR may be taught by an AHA Instructor or led by a facilitator (a community member, family member or friend) who wishes to pass on lifesaving CPR skills to others. Course materials for Family & Friends CPR include a Student Manual with tear-out participation card and a DVD packaged with a free Facilitator Guide. The Facilitator Guide includes essential information for Instructors and facilitators of Family & Friends CPR classes.

Primary Audience:

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Course covers:

Science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care • Hands-Only™ CPR for adults • Child CPR (compressions and breaths) • Adult and child AED use • Infant CPR • Adult, child, and infant choking relief

Dates:   Oct. 7   5-9pm                  

               Dec. 2   9-1pm                 

               Feb. 3   12-4pm               

               Apr. 7   5-9pm                 

$55 per person

For more information call the Kern Center at Terra State, 419-559-2464 or email

To Register email or online at