Change your life and positively impact the lives of others in just six weeks when you train to be a CNA at Mid! 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. Mid's CNA program trains students to provide direct care in residential care or hospital settings.

Registration Information

You need to complete all three of the forms below and submit payment before you are fully registered for CNA training. Acceptance into the training depends on passing a background check.




CNA Training Schedules

These 6-8 week trainings are divided into two parts. Classroom activities/skill practice time in the laboratory and supervised clinical practice at an area health care agency.

PART ONE (80 Hours) Classroom education and lab skills at the Harrison or Mt. Pleasant Campus of Mid Michigan College

PART TWO (40 Hours) Clinical training at a local healthcare facility

Doan Center | Room 120

Clinical days and times may be altered based on availability provided by the clinical facility.

  • Week 1 - Week 4
    • 5pm - 9pm Monday - Thursday
  • Week 5
    • 5pm - 9pm Monday - Wednesday
  • Week 6 & 7
    • Clinicals 4pm - 9pm Monday - Thursday
  • Week 8
    • 5pm - 9pm Monday

This six-week training 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 training, 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 the client's emotional, social, and physical needs through sensitive interactions and behaviors.
  • Display an attitude of understanding of the client's rights.
  • Demonstrate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of client's health and well being.

The training fee is $1,600.

  • Textbook & workbook, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and wristwatch 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 trainee is responsible for

  • State Certification Testing Fee
  • Scrubs (not royal blue) and waterproof tennis shoes.
  • Trainees need a current negative 2-step TB test.
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is recommended.

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 $1,100 by their employer. For more information about reimbursement, you can visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

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. $14.56/hour or $30,290/year.

Employment Outlook 2021-2031*

  • 5% or Much faster than average.

*Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"I chose Mid because it was close in proximity and a better financial choice. I gained a lot of knowledge and experiences from this class, as well as some good friends." - Brooke

"I really liked the option to take this class in just a few months. I am a Pre-PA student and I took this class to gain patient care experience. I came in with zero experience but now I feel much more confident in providing patient care and starting my career. This class taught me so much about being a good healthcare worker and I'm very excited to begin working." - Lydia

"Terry was a phenomenoal instructor for the CNA course. I learned a lot more than I thought I could in the span of 8 weeks. She is very knowledgable and efficient in teaching. I feel very prepared to work in the field as a CNA. 10/10 experience"! - Madison

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!

Harrison Campus Technical Education Center
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