Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Schedule: Offered in Fall and Spring Semesters

•NEW CLASSES WILL START AUGUST 29, 2017

•Evening Section (10 weeks, 8/29/17 – 11/04/17): Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. –     8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Day Section (8 weeks, 10/04/17 – 12/21/17): Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:00a.m – 2:00p.m.

If you are interested in working with healthcare professionals and contributing to the team in the care of patients, the Certified Nurse Aide Certificate Program can provide you with the knowledge and qualifications you need. According to recent studies, the need for Certified Nurse Aide within the healthcare field continues to rise!

The CNA program will train you in procedures and protocols in caring for patients. You will be CPR certified and the CNA certificate classes will prepare you for the state licensure exam which measures your nursing skills, knowledge and judgment. After completing the CNA program, you are given the option of continuing in the Patient Care Technician Certificate Program. In the Patient Care Technician program, you will learn additional skills in acute/hospital patient care setting, data processing, basic phlebotomy and electrocardiograms.

Program of Study

The 10 week certificate program prepares you to function as an assistant within the healthcare team, utilizing multiple skills. Students attend classes 2 evenings per week 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The program includes a class to  become CPR certified. As a graduate of the program, you will also be eligible for state certification as a Nurse Aide.

Hours  64 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical (Extended Care Facility)

Employment Opportunities

Physicians offices, clinics, extended care facilities, surgical centers, hospitals, and community agencies and hospitals are just some of the organizations in which Patient Care Technicians are providing services.

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official High School or GED Transcript
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Health Clearance  (This must be completed after acceptance to program)
  • Security Background check (paperwork will be provided once accepted)

Cost: See Certificate Program Cost Sheet

Start Dates: Fall and Spring