Nursing Assistant Skills Training (CCNAST)

Certificate of Completion


This state certified three-week program prepares students for employment in a variety of health care settings from nursing homes to hospitals where they will work as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). CNA evaluation is mandated for employment in long-term care facilities. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be qualified for multiple job opportunities with good starting salaries. Positions frequently offer flexibility and variety, as well as a sense of self-satisfaction for "making a difference" in a person's health.

Rene Stark is the advisor for the main campus/weekend program. Cynthia Brown is the advisor for the extension centers.

Admissions Requirements

Training takes place in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings within the community. One-hundred percent (100%) attendance is mandatory. There are no make-up days. Students are expected to have their textbook on the first day of class. Program admission requires a minimum age of 17 and documentation of a negative TB status. A criminal background clearance check is required which will be done in the agency/clinical. Entry assessment testing is required.

Contact Information

Math, Science & Health
Nursing and Health Dept
Rene Stark
Cynthia Brown


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Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
HSC 100 Basic Nursing Assistant Skills 4
Total 4
Total Credits Required

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