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.

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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.

MMCC's CNA Program gives you specific advantages when compared to competitor programs:
  • Extensive Training: 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.
  • Support For Success: MMCC is dedicated to your success and will be with you every step of the way. This dedication is illustrated by our graduation rate -- 96% of our students complete the program successfully.
  • Be Test Ready: On average, MMCC students score 95% on the final exam and 80% of students who take the state certification test pass the first time.
  • Program Proud: Surveyed graduates give MMCC's CNA and Phlebotomy programs a 97% satisfaction rating.
  • Real Results: On average students score 95% on the final exam, a 70% score increase over the pre-test score of 25%.
  • Take Your Career With You: MMCC's 120 hour CNA certificate transfers to over 35 states -- from Alabama to Washington.
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

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


  • 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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