The certificate in nurse assisting prepares students for employment as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). The program combines classroom instruction with clinical laboratory practice and long-term and/or acute care experiences. As part of this curriculum, students have the opportunity to learn foundational skills in the health care field and take a written and hands-on skills examination to become certified as a CNA. Completion of the nurse assisting program of study provides job ready skills as a nurse assistant.

Awards Available

Nurse Assisting:  Certificate

Nurse Assisting Certificate Program Outline

Potential Careers

  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
  • Home healthcare aide


For concurrent (high school) enrollment questions, contact Rachel Ramaeker, secondary programs director.

For non-credit opportunities, contact Janet Wuebker, health occupations education coordinator.