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51 Weeks to a New Career!

Are you excited about work that can impact the health and well-being of an entire patient community? If you have always aspired to nurture and protect the health of others, a vocational nursing role could be your calling, and IOT can help you bridge your dreams with reality through a diploma program in this rewarding health care specialty.

Creating Your Own Real-World Success

At IOT, you don’t have to wait any longer for your future to begin because there is never a waiting list for our programs. You can immediately begin your vocational nursing training that takes you from the classroom to your career starting day one through a hands-on focus in these areas:

  • Patient care in a laboratory setting
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Your coursework prepares you for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.


The nursing field is as diverse as those who serve in these critical care roles. You can find your place in this rewarding area of health care along a wide career spectrum, from hospital settings to acute care. Vocational nurses can serve under the direction of a physician or a registered nursing professional supporting vital clinical functions, including:

  • Administering prescribed medications
  • Basic nursing care
  • Monitoring of patient health in long-term care and acute care settings
  • Patient data collection
  • Performing medical treatments as prescribed
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“I just want to thank IOT and all the wonderful staff that helped me along my nursing year! I am proud to say I graduated, accomplished my goals thanks to IOT, I am a nurse and working as a nurse.” Vanessa Ayala – VN, Class of 2021

Why IOT?

We believe school should work for you, which is why our classes are:

  • Engaging
    Learn new skills and take control of your career through hands-on vocational training and real-world education that moves you forward.
  • Supportive
    We offer support with tutoring and instructors with many years of experience in the industry.
  • Convenient
    Fit school into your life with evening classes, accelerated programs, and hybrid learning that can be completed in as little as 9 months.

IOT designs program schedules with your busy lifestyle in mind. You can take advantage of these benefits:

  • Complete vocational nursing career training in as few as three semesters
  • Daytime and evening classes are available
  • Full-time programs available
  • VN jobs are expected to grow over 25% by 2022*
  • 3,040 = number of expected job openings in California**
  • NCLEX-PN Exam fee included in tuition
  • Full-time & part-time programs available

*Source: **


This program is 1,575 hours and 62.5 quarter credit hours.

Full time
Classes are held Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends possible, for 51 weeks. Various shift schedules may be required for clinical rotations. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Part time
Classes are held three evenings per week with all-day Saturday clinicals, for 81 weeks. Various shift schedules may be required for clinical rotations. Part time is only available on the Redding campus. See your admissions representative for available class times.


Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!


IOT offers this program at the following locations:

Clovis, California
Modesto, California
Redding, California

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs,
and other important information, visit

What Program Graduates Say

  • “Nothing that is worth having comes without effort.”

    Kenneth (Kenny) Perkins – VN, Class of 2021



Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

 A reliable indicator of quality
 Approved program of study
 Qualified instructors

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