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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


The Certified Nursing Assistant course (HLTH 1200) at MCC prepares students to become a vital part of the healthcare world as a CNA.

CNAs assistant nurses and doctors with basic nursing tasks related to meeting physical needs and activities of daily living.

In order to become state-certified, students must take a state-approved program and pass a state-administered competency evaluation.

Job & Salary Outlook

There are multiple job opportunities in the healthcare field for CNAs. Currently CNAs may start anywhere from $15 to $20 per hour, and may be even higher in some agencies. Shift differentials are available for those who work evening and overnight shifts.

Degrees & Certificates Offered

The MCC Certified Nursing Assistant course helps students to become a CNA, which some Nursing programs require for students wanting to become a Registered Nurse. Some medical school programs also recommend working as a CNA prior to entering a pre-medicine program.


Susan Lund, RN, MSN, program director/instructor
Constance Crouch, RN, BSN, instructor
Nancy Zolck, RN, BSN, instructor


for more information

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Success Navigator or Academic Advisor. You can also use this link to help navigate your next steps:

NOTE: For accommodations concerning either of the applications above, please contact our Disability Support Services.