Degrees and Programs

  • Certified Nurse Aide

    Short-term training


    What you'll learn 

    Get ready to quickly enter a career in health care. The Certified Nurse Aide training program is a 96-hour, state-approved curriculum that qualifies you to take the Michigan CNA Exam.


    1. Be at least age 17
    2. Complete pre-assessment
    3. Pass a physical examination
    4. Provide evidence of an updated TB test
    5. Attend a CNA orientation session
    6. Be able to lift 50 pounds independently and pull 100 pounds
    7. Pass a criminal background check. A misdemeanor or felony may exclude you from admission. Consult for more information

    Students must supply scrubs, "like new" tennis shoes and a watch with a second hand. A stethoscope is optional. Books and criminal background check are included in class fee.

    Must complete WorkKeys assessments - reading for information (level 4), applied mathematics (level 3) and locating information (level 4). Testing is $50 and must be completed prior to registration. To schedule testing, call (810) 989-5555. Note: Recent high school graduates may have taken these three assessments. Contact your high school for test scores.

    Job outlook for certified nurse aides

    Average salary: $13.18 per hour in Michigan
    Job outlook: 13% increase in Michigan through 2022
    Types of jobs available: Certified nurse aide, nursing assistant, hospital assistant 

    Summer 2017 program

    June 27 to August 29, 2017 (day classes)
    Course number: ZPAH 159-01 (9304)
    Location: Port Huron campus
    9.6 CEUs/96 contact hours
    Cost: $1,025.00  

    Scholarships may be available, click here for more information. Admission to this training program is competitive an on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (810) 989-5666.

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    Approved Program
    Approved by the Nurse Aide Training Programs, Bureau of Community and Health Systems, Long Term Care Division, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909