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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.

Learn more at an upcoming registration session.

What courses will I take?

Two courses are required to complete the program:

NRN-343 CNA Theory

NRN-344 CNA Skills Lab/Clinical

Total Hours: 136

What will it cost?

The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $2,856. The cost of the Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification exam is not included in the course cost.

What credentials can I earn?

Students who successfully complete the training are eligible to apply for a CNA license from the Maryland Board of Nursing.

What are the requirements?

  • Interested students must first attend a mandatory information session. Find and register for an upcoming session.
  • Must be18 or older, with a high school or GED® diploma
  • English as a Second Language students must earn a composite score of 310 or better on the Level of English Proficiency exam, or successfully complete Capstone Level ESL coursework.
  • The program requires study time outside of class and includes college-level texts. All tests must be passed prior to the start of clinical training. Clinical training requires written documentation of MMR and Varicella immunity, a negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months, and Hepatitis B immunity or waiver and current flu and COVID vaccinations.
  • The Maryland Board of Nursing requires fingerprinting, background checks and drug screening for certification.

Related Studies

For those wishing to further their career after earning CNA certification, AACC offers advanced patient care tech classes:

Learn more about the Patient Care Technician program.

How to Enroll

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. 

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our noncredit course inventory.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.


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