Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide & CPR Certification

ZALL-041 Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA) and CPR Certificate (141 hours) Daytime Program
Fee: $1,645 includes textbooks, liability insurance, scrubs and fee for Certified Nurse Aide (CNA Exam)
No High School Degree or GED/HiSET Required

  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate

  • CPR Certification

Program is Full -
Watch  for New Dates

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
Thursday, 9:00am - 2:30pm
September 10

Clinical Affiliation

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

CNA Exam

Week of September 28 -30
Two Times TBA


  1. No High School Degree or GED/HiSET 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.

Course 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.

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



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