Certified Nurses Aid

Adam Ryen, B.S
CIP Code 51.3902

Program Overview:

Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) is one of the top 10 high demand jobs. Our CNA program will prepare you to perform patient/resident care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Our program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
You will learn the following basic skills:

• Taking and recording vital signs

• Personal care

• Activities of Daily Living

• Restorative/Rehab Care

Successful completion of this course prepares you to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Competency Exam and enroll in the CNA registry for Pennsylvania.

Admission Requirements:

• Physical exam – must be able to lift 40 pounds • Criminal History – complies with Act 14 (must have been done within the last year) can be completed online at http://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp (choose employment for reason for request) or mail “request for criminal record check” with money order only in the amount of $22.00, or stop in CCCTC and we can process the criminal history check.

• At least 17 years of age

• A resident of PA for two years-(contact school if not a resident for two years, you will need to do FBI clearance)

• Agree to abide by school policies

• TB test (either two-step Mantoux or QuantiFERON Gold blood test).
Q-Care in Philipsburg has the regular skin test TB serum (2 step process), the cost is $12/per injection. This is not covered by insurance.
Med Express in DuBois does the QuantiFERON Gold TB blood test. The results are available within 5 days; however, the cost is $129, not covered under insurance.


$1850.00* Cost includes books & supplies (subject to change)

Cost for CCCTC graduate:

$1125.00 Cost includes books & supplies (subject to change)

Funding Resources:

CNA Scholarships:

Guardian Healthcare, Amber Warren, 814-715-6734
Mt. Laurel Nursing Home, Michele Jones, 814-765-7545
Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Benjamin Ruggles, 814-236-0600 or benjamin.ruggles@ridgevieweldercare.com
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June 4, 2021 (Orientation), Class June 7th- July 12th 

August 6, 2021 (Orientation), Class August 9th- September 14th 

October 1, 2021 (Orientation), Class October 4th- November 3rd

November 12, 2021 (Orientation), Class November 15th- December 17th 


This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For additional information and to register for our Nurse Aide Program, please contact the Adult Education Department at:

Phone: 814-768-4603

Email: hryan@ccctc.edu

For questions regarding the requirements or steps required for the CNA program, please contact the CNA instructors at:

Phone: 814-590-7081

Email: cna@ccctc.edu