Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Plus Program
CNA/CPR/HHA & Alzheimer's

ZALL-043 CNA Plus Program - CNA/CPR/HHA/Alzheimer’s (167 hours)
Fee: $2,395 includes textbooks, liability insurance, scrubs and fee for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA Exam)

  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate

  • CPR Certification

  • Home Health Aide (HHA) Training Certificate

  • Alzheimer’s & Neurological Disorders Training


CNA Plus
Summer 2015

Program is Full -
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am – 2:30pm

August 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 &
September 1, 2, 3

CPR Instruction

Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
September 8 & 9

HHA Review
Exam Review


September 10, 9:am - 2:30pm

Clinical Affiliation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:45am - 2:30pm
September 14, 15, 16, 17

Alzheimer’s Module

Monday & Tuesday

September 21 & 22, 9:00am - 2:30pm

Enhanced Clinical

Wednesday & Thursday
September 23 & 24, 8:00am – 2:30pm

CNA Exam

Week of September 28-30 2, Times TBA

Job Fair

Thursday, October 1st, 1pm - 4pm







  1. No High School Degree or GED Required 

  2. English grammar, writing, and speaking skills equivalent to at least the 8th grade level (Testing required for all candidates)

  3. Documentation that all health exam and immunization requirements have been met prior to acceptance (listed below)

  4. Satisfactory report on a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check to be conducted by the College.

  5. Any student who does not meet requirements #3 and #4 at least one week prior to scheduled clinical start date will not be placed in a clinical setting and will be unable to satisfactorily complete this program.


Attendance is Mandatory - as the state requires a very specific amount of hours in the classroom and clinical setting to be eligible to take the CNA exam. Failure to meet attendance requirements will result in withdrawal from the course.

Module Descriptions

Nurse Aide & CPR Certificate

The Nurse Aide training program will provide you with entry-level job skills that allow you to enter the health care field and prepare for the Massachusetts state board examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and also receive your certification in CPR. Students learn to care for residents in long-term care facilities and will practice the following skills: personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, bed, bath and feeding, vital signs, record keeping, mental health care of residents and stress management.

This program is approved by the MA Division of Health Care Quality.

Major topics will include:

  • Communication Skills

  • Personal Care Basics

  • Infection Control

  • Bed Making

  • Safety and Emergency Procedures

  • Bed Bath and Feeding

  • Promoting Residents’ Independence and Respecting Residents’ Rights

  • Record keeping

  • Vital Signs

  • CPR

  • Moving and Turning Patients

  • Certification Exam Review

Home Health Aide Training

The Home Health Aide training will prepare a CNA to provide care in a patient’s home after completion of their program or certification, depending upon state requirements. Primary focus is placed on personal care and home management for patients, but students will also learn about family issues, meal preparation, social activities, housekeeping and more. HHA’s must also deal with legal and ethical issues, so these topics are also discussed during the course. You must be a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to become a HHA.


Alzheimer’s & Neurological Disorders

This module will include Alzheimer’s or related neurological disorders: Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease, personality changes, physical and emotional changes, and old and new strategies when working with memory-impaired individuals.

Unemployment Benefits

This program is both Section 30 and ITA approved

Section 30 Benefits

Section 30 of the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Law allows DUA to waive an active work search if you meet certain eligibility requirements.  This means that you can continue to collect UI benefits while in full-time approved training. Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for up to an additional 26 weeks of UI benefits while you are attending full-time training.

You may be eligible for approved training if you:

  • Are permanently separated from your previous employer

  • Are unlikely to obtain suitable employment based on your current skill level

  • Need training to become re-employed

Remember to select the training program that is best for you and that will help you find employment in your new occupation. DUA does not pay for training.

Section 30 Requirements

Claimants must meet eligibility and training requirements.

Section 30 Regulations

Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) 151A Section 30(c) and 430 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 9.00 allows claimants to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits while enrolled in approved training.

Individual Training Account (ITA) - Funding

What is an Individual Training Account (ITA)?

An Individual Training Account (ITA) is an account set up on behalf of an adult or dislocated worker to pay for training services. The purpose of the ITA is to give program participants maximum choice in selecting a training program.

One-Stop Career Centers determine the dollar amount limits, time limits, and other requirements for use of ITA accounts.
If you are approved for an ITA account, you must choose your training services from the statewide list of ITA-approved programs. A One-Stop Career Center employment counselor will give you information to help you make an informed choice about how to spend your ITA funds.

You can use the Department of Workforce Development's Online Services Training Course Search to find ITA-approved training programs that meet your needs. Select "ITA" from the Approved Course Type drop-down box to find ITA-approved programs.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program and for Individual Training Account (ITA) funds, visit your One-Stop Career Center, or call the Division of Career Services at 617-626-5300.

To find the Career Center nearest you, see Find a Career Center Near You on the Department of Workforce Development web site.  For more information about One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts, see One-Stop Career Centers.


Application Procedure

To apply for this program you must printout and complete the CNA Application Form. (PDF File)

Complete and submit the registration form with the full course fee. The course fee includes all required textbook (s) and materials, liability insurance, scrubs, and the CNA certification exam fee. Applications will be accepted on the basis of date received, degree of completion of required immunizations, and the background of the student. The full fee will be returned to any applicant who is not selected to participate in this program.

Required Health Documentation

All health documentation must be received prior to the first class meeting in order to ensure scheduling of clinical placement.  Students who do not complete health documentation by the deadline will not be scheduled for clinical and will therefore fail the course.

  1. PHYSICAL EXAM Completed within the past 12 months

  2. TUBERCULOSIS: Mantoux test required within 1 year.  If Mantoux test is positive then a chest x-ray is required within the past 5 years.  If no tuberculosis test within 1 year then a two-step Mantoux test is also required.

For more Information, please call the Workforce Development Office (413) 755-4225 or email workforcedevelopment@stcc.edu