Penn Asian
Vocational Institute

Training Compassionate Caregivers

Penn Asian Vocational Institute provides training to assist participants in gaining employment, thriving in the workforce, and advance in their careers. All of our training courses are led by experienced nurses who ensure that every student is prepared to succeed in the healthcare industry.

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Home Health Aide (HHA) Training

Through this two-week (80-hour) course, you will become certified to assist seniors with activities of daily living in a home health setting. Students will learn a variety of topics that will allow them to provide direct care including body mechanics, nutritional and diabetic care, and early intervention. You will also have an opportunity to earn your CPR certification as part of the course.

Classes are available in the following languages:

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Vietnamese

  • Hindi

  • Haitian Creole

  • English

Course materials are provided by the Institute.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

This seven-week (120-hour) training course will prepare you for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination (NNAAP Examination). Passing this will certify you as a CNA in the state of Pennsylvania. This course consists of the following:

  • 43 Hours of Classroom Instruction

  • 25 Hours of Laboratory Experience

  • A 52-Hour Clinical Rotation at a Local Nursing Home

  • CPR Certification

PASSi's CNA training is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PASSi has paused CNA training. The training requires a clinical rotation in a nursing home, which is not possible during COVID-19.

Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)

Our 100-hour ESL course is provided in partnership with Penn State University's Abington campus. This course helps individuals with limited English proficiency build the skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare workforce. It aims to improve both written and oral comprehension as well as prepare them to attend CNA training to advance their careers in healthcare.

Start Your Healthcare Career With Us

The Penn Asian Vocational Institute is dedicated to providing individuals from all walks of life with the tools they need to become excellent caretakers. If you are interested in any of the courses we offer, get in touch with us today.