Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

You can change your life, and the lives of many others, in only six weeks' time when you train to be a CNA.

This rewarding career can launch your goals of becoming a healthcare professional. Many CNAs go on to earn nursing or other health professional credentials.

Jobs for CNAs (Certified Nurse Aides or Certified Nursing Assistants) are in high demand. Employment is expected to grow by 17% over the next few years.

MMCC's non-credit CNA program trains students to provide direct care in residential care or hospital settings.



CNAs earn competitive wages and work in a variety of settings:
  • Hospitals
  • In-Home Healthcare Organizations
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Long Term Care
  • Assisted Living Facilities


For qualified individuals, MI Works! or MI Rehab Services funding can offset course costs. Check with your local agency to find out if you qualify and for how much.


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What will I learn?

This six-week class is divided into two parts, and includes 60 hours of classroom activities and skill practice time in the laboratory, and 60 hours of supervised clinical practice at an area health care agency.

When finished with the program, you will be able to

  • Assist patients and residents in attaining and maintaining functional independence.
  • Effectively communicate and interact with clients, families and other health team members.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client's emotional, social, and physical needs through sensitive interactions and behaviors.
  • Display an attitude of understanding of client's rights.
  • Demonstrate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of client's health and well being.

How much does it cost?

Currently the Program fee is $1,600.

For qualified individuals, MI Works! or MI Rehab Services funding can offset course costs. Check with your local agency to find out if you qualify and for how much.

The student will be responsible for:

  • Textbook & Workbook
  • State Certification Testing Fee
  • For additional information click here: CNA Program Brochure

Note: Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program.

Job/Career Outlook

Earnings*

  • Median Pay: Approx. $12.36/hour or $25,710/year.


Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*:

  • 17% or Much faster than average.


For Nursing Assistants and Orderlies
*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures.

 
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