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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)- Enrolling Spring Classes Now! Don't miss out apply now!
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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)- Enrolling Spring Classes Now! Don't miss out apply now!

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with Wendy Sandford

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2023

                                             FREE NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING 

Currently taking applications for Spring Classes! 

Free Nursing Assistant class available to Massachusetts residents only. 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

How to Apply: 

  • Click on this apply here link , fill out required form 
  • Within 3 days of filling out form you will receive an email with a link to upload required documents.
  • Submit all required documents, once reviewed and completed program will send you a link to register for available classes. 
  • Important Information: This grant will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. To be considered for an award you MUST submit and wait for approval of ALL required pre-requisite forms prior to being awarded a grant funded spot in the program. 

Once you apply (using link above) you will be sent a link to upload required documents.  Be prepared to upload the documents listed: 

  • Copy of high school diploma/transcript or GED/HiSet
  • Up to date physical form (within a year)
  • Immunization record
  • Negative Tuberculosis Test
  • Proof of Flu vaccine (September to April) 
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (must have completed primary series or recent bivalent booster)
  • Proof of Massachusetts Residency (Legally issued Massachusetts ID, Utility bill, Credit Card Statement, Lease Agreement or Mortgage statement or Health Insurance Information)

Grant Information

The Baker-Polito Administration Awarded $15 Million in Workforce Training Grants to the Commonwealth’s 15 Community Colleges in support of the creation and expansion of training programs in high-demand industries. This allowed the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges and Bristol Community College to partner and offer you the opportunity to take this free (with grant approval) 100-hours of Blended training to be become a CNA with flexible course options.  

Addtional questions email:  

Course Information: 

This digital curriculum teaches future nursing assistants the skills needed to succeed in their job, while engaging students. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. In conjunction with online theory, students will meet in person with highly qualified instructors in our state approved lab to learn the skills portion of their Nursing Assistant Training, as well as clinical hours in a skilled nursing facility. Online Theory 48 hours, In person Lab/Skills 26 hours and 26 hours clinical. 

With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate and CPR Certification. Also included, is the MA State NAT Competency Exam in the comfort of the same state approved lab used to teach in-person skills classes. This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

All in person classes take place at the Fall River Campus; 777 Elsbree St. 
Fall River, MA 02720


 C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I (required)
Students will receive directions on how to submit both the C.O.R.I and S.O.R.I. applications upon registering for class. All students must submit an online C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I application with a photocopy of your driver’s license.  A positive C.O.R.I. may prevent students from completing the clinical requirement of the program. 

If you are not a Massachusetts resident or do not want to apply for the grant you can email


**In person skill dates and clinical dates are mandatory for course completion, students will be required to be doing online coursework on dates not in person, schedule of online coursework is flexible.

** All in person classes are held at Fall River Campus 777 Elsbree St. 

January 2 - February 27, 2024  - Evening Class 

Orientation: January 2nd online @ 4:30 p.m.                                

In Person Skill Dates: Tuesday's/ 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Februaury 6th, 13th                                        

In Person Clinical Dates: February 10th, 11th, 17th  6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Clinical dates may be subject to change) 


January 3 - February 14, 2024/  Day Class 

Orientation: January 3rd 9:00 a.m. online                                   

In Person Skill Dates: Monday's & Wednesday's 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; on January 10th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th                                 

In Person Clinical Dates: January 31st, February 1st and 3rd; 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


January 22 - March 11, 2024/ Day Class 

Orientation: January 22nd online at 9:00 a.m.                                    

In Person Skill Dates: Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on February 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th 22nd                                         

In Person Clinical Dates: February 23rd, 26th, 29th                             6:45 a.m-3:00p.m  (dates may be subject to change)


February 13 - April 23, 2024/ Evening Class

Orientation: February 13th online at 4:30 p.m.

In Person Skill Dates: Tuesday's 4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. on February 20th, 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

In Person Clinical Dates: April 6th, 7th, 8th 6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


February 26 - April 15, 2024/ Day Class 

Orientation: February 26 online @ 9:00 a.m.                                       

In Person Skill Dates:  Monday's 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.                             

In Person Clinical Dates: April 2nd, 4th, 5th  6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


March 6 - April 26, 2024 / Day Class

Orientation: March 6 online @ 9:00 a.m.

In Person Skill Dates:  Wednesday's 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th                             

In Person Clinical Dates: April 12th, 16th, 19th  6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


April 2 May 28, 2024 / Evening Class

Orientation: April 2 online @ 4:30 p.m.

In Person Skill Dates:  Tuesday's 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on April 9th, 16th, 23rd, May 7th, 14th                             

In Person Clinical Dates: May 17th, 18th, 19th  6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


April 24 May 30, 2024 / Day Class

Orientation: April 24 online @ 9:00 a.m.

In Person Skill Dates:  Wednesday's and Thursday's 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on May 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd                             

In Person Clinical Dates: May 28th, 29th, 30th  6:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m (Clinical dates may be subject to change)


 Additional Questions email:



Online Hi-SET/GED Preparation Classes


with Kate Ashworth

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 8, 2024
3 additional sessions through Jan 8, 2024

Here at the Bristol ONLINE, we offer fully online classes in all 5 subject areas of the Hi-SET/GED for all Massachusetts residents.  

Adult classes run 4 days per week, Monday through Thursdays, mornings and evenings. We also offer an online program for Youth ages 16-24 in the afternoons.

There are two different types of online classes: 

  • Online Zoom Classes - these classes are taught live on Zoom by an instructor with other students in the classes.
    • Monday thru Thursday 
      • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
      • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
  • Self-Paced Online Program - You will learn by using different software programs in this program.  You will have an online coach to assist you thru the program, but the majority of the learning is done on your own time. 
  • HiSET/GED Preparation Program for Youth, ages 16-24. Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays, from 1:00-3:00pm 

Each student receives 

  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Technology Assistance
  • Basic Computer Skills Course
  • Education Advising
  • Career Planning Assistance
  • Instructor/Tutor Supports

Students and graduates can access free college courses through our transition to college services.

You must be a resident of Massachusetts or collecting unemployment from the state of Massachusetts to participate

For more information please register using the link below and you will be contacted to start the enrollment process.


Kate Ashworth

Online Adult Education Advisor

Fall River Adult Education Classes for GED/HiSET (Free in-person classes)


with Lorie Charron

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 30, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Jan 31, 2024

Do you want to improve your reading, writing, and math skills or to prepare for the GED/HiSET exams, college, training or improved job opportunities? Then this free of cost opportunity is for you! Fall River Adult Education offers flexible options designed to help you meet your goals. Classes are small in size and are offered during the day and evening.

You must be a resident of Massachusetts or be collecting unemployment from the state of Massachusetts to participate.

Each student receives 

  • personal attention from instructors
  • technology assistance
  • education advising
  • career planning assistance
  • optional tutoring support
  • other services offered to students of Bristol Community College

Students and graduates can access free college courses through our transition to college services.

Click here to register for an upcoming Adult Education Placement Test session, then check your email for important information. 

For assistance, contact Lorie Charron, Education Advisor, at 774-357-2373 or email

SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep Course


with Gary Convertino

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session

Course Dates/Time: (this is a Hybrid course

This course will run on Wednesdays, from February 7 through April 24, 2024; 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. (12 classes/36 hours)

Actual Dates: Wednesdays; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 ; April 3, 10, 17 24 *Please note: the first class on Wed., Feb. 7 will be held Face-to-Face (with an online option for those who cannot attend in person) at Bristol's Fall River Campus, Bldg./Rm. C100. The Apr. 24 class will be held Face-to-Face. The remaining classes will be held online via Zoom.

Course Description: 

This is a course is offered by Bristol Community College in partnership with SHRM.

A participant guide is included and will be distributed on the first day of class, Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

It's time to prove you're prepared for the pivotal role an HR leader plays in transforming the workplace.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications measure your ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other HR certification compares.

The SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM® for SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM is designed as a certification preparation course for SHRM’s Certified Professional, CP, and Senior Certified Professional, SCP, examinations.


The best HR certification is the one that sets you apart from the crowd. The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® are recognized and valued by employers in all industries as the premier human resources certifications.


This first-ever behavioral competency-based HR certification focuses on the core set of competencies and knowledge outlined in the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).


Study with an instructor and earn your HR certification online with remote or in-person testing.


SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.


  • Enhance HR Expertise
  • Increase Earning Potential
  • Advance Your HR Career Success
  • Demonstrate Your Commitment to HR Profession

HR executives agree that “it is important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified.” Earning one of the SHRM credentials conveys a clear message: “HR professionals are invested in their career and are ready to lead.”



Medical Interpreting


with Transfluenci LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Class Dates/Times: (all classes will be held online)

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  Feb 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, March 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, 28, Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; No class on Mar. 12 & 14; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description:

Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary.

The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting).

Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. 

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

The language assessment coordinator will reach out to you by phone prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when you registered. You must pass the language assessment, to meet program requirements. You will also be provided with the class book order information, (book price $39.95) is not included in the class price.

This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters

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