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Nurse Aide

Certified Nursing Assistants, CNA, are the caregivers who, for the most part, help patients of all ages perform the most basic day-to-day tasks.  CNA’s work under the supervision of a nurse, and since they have extensive daily contact with each patient, they play a key role in keeping the nurse up-to-date on vital information about the patient’s conditions.

This short-term training will prepare you to work as a caregiver in a health care setting such as a nursing home, hospital, or home health care. Learning skills such as obtaining vital signs, building rapport with patients, and monitoring patients will provide the training needed for you to become a valued member of the healthcare team. 

Students will be taught by a registered nurse. This program will encompass 156 hours of training approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. 

Course Info


  • $262.25 (supplies not included)
  • See required supplies list below
  • $140.00 Certification exam fee
  • Scholarship opportunities available


  • Summer classes (June 4, 2024-August 18, 2024): Mon, Tue, Wed, 8:15am-2:45pm
  • Spring/Fall classes: Tue, Th, 8:15am-2:45pm

  • Driver's license or state ID (unexpired, any state)
  • Social Security card (signed, original, not laminated, must match name on ID)
  • Proof of Education (one of the following)
    • High School Diploma
    • High School Transcript
    • College Transcript
    • GED
    • Reading Placement Test
  • TB/PPD or QuantiFERON test results within the last 6 months of the first day of class
  • Vaccinations per facility and CDC guidelines

Required supplies, purchased by the first day of class:

  • Ceil Blue scrubs
  • Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • Blue or Black pens
  • Notebook and paper
  • Wristwatch with a second hand (not a smart watch)

Area of Interest


Contact Us

To start the registration process, contact the department coordinator. We will begin the registration process and work with you to ensure all paperwork is complete prior to the start of class.

Department Coordinator: 828-565-4145 or