Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Change your life and positively impact the lives of others in just six weeks when you train to be a CNA at Mid!

For a complete listing of training start dates, visit our Upcoming Training Sessions schedule.


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Interested in helping others in a variety of environments and situations?

If you're not interested in working within an assisted living facility, consider our

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Short-Term Training!

Mid's CNA Program gives you specific advantages when compared to competitor programs:

Support For Success:

98 % Completion

Mid is dedicated to your success and will be with you every step of the way. 98% of our students complete the program successfully!

Extensive Training:

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A full 60 hours in the classroom means you'll have the knowledge, and with 60 hours of hands on training at a health care facility you'll have the experience.

Real Results:

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On average, Mid students score 95% on their final exam.

Be Better Prepared:

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80% of Mid students who take the state certification test, pass on their first attempt!

Program Proud:

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Surveyed graduates give Mid's CNA & Phlebotomy programs a 97% satisfaction rating.

Take Your Career With You:

Mid's 120 hour CNA certificate transfers to over 35 states -- from Alabama to Washington.

Certification from our CNA program can transfer to the following 35 states:

This rewarding career can launch your goal of becoming a healthcare professional. Many CNAs go on to earn nursing or other health professional credentials. Jobs for CNAs are in high demand. Employment is expected to grow by 17% over the next few years. Mid's CNA program trains students to provide direct care in residential care or hospital settings.

What will I learn?

This six-week class is divided into two parts, and includes 80 hours of classroom activities and skill practice time in the laboratory, and 40 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.

  • Textbook & workbook, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and wrist watch are included in the cost of tuition.

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:

  • State Certification Testing Fee
  • Scrubs and white tennis shoes

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

An employed CNA, working in a Medicare or Medicaid participating facility, that incurred the costs of training can be reimbursed $989 by their employer. For more information about reimbursement, you can visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

Job/Career Outlook

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


  • Median Pay: Approx. $14.82/hour or $30,830/year.

Employment Outlook (2019-2029)*:

  • 8% or Much faster than average.

For Nursing Assistants and Orderlies
*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 figures.

What our students say...

This program is the best thing I’ve ever done. Lonnie has such an extensive knowledge and is so good at teaching it. She cares about the success of her students and made learning enjoyable. Starting a new career after so many years was scary, but this program has make me feel confident in this choice.

-- Shannon B.
Lonnie was amazing. She takes the time to make you feel comfortable. She is very wise and funny. Mid’s Technical Education Center has very roomy classrooms and the staff will do anything to help. At first, I thought the price for the CAN training was high, but now I know it’s because you get so much training and learn so much. I would highly recommend CNA class with Lonnie at Mid in Harrison.

-- Tabitha S.
I had been out of school for sometime, and decided to join the CNA class. I was terrified walking in there, but in the first 15 minutes, I felt like I belonged there. Our instructor, Lonnie, made everyday exciting and fun. I am so happy I decided to go back to school.

-- Tonya W.

Congratulations to our recent CNA Trainees!

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