Would you like to work in a hospital or long-term care facility assisting nurses and medical staff? Prepare to earn your license as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with training from AACC. Learn to perform duties such as answering patients' call lights, serving meals, making beds, and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. As a CNA, you’ll work shifts during the day, evening or overnight.
These three courses are required to complete the program:
NRN-343 CNA Theory
NRN-344 CNA Skills Lab/Clinical
OPA-346 Career Development
Patient Care Technician
For those wishing to further their career after earning CNA certification, AACC offers Advanced Patient Care Tech classes:
OPA-359 Patient Care Technician: Theory
OPA-360 Patient Care Technician: Lab
The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $2,789. The cost of the Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification exam is not included in the course cost.
Students who successfully complete the training are eligible to apply for a CNA license from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.
For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.
Interested students must first attend a mandatory information session.