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.
The following three courses are required to complete the program:
NRN-333 - CNA/GNA/PCT Theory
Must pass a reading assessment prior to enrolling in the program.
NRN-334 - CNA/GNA/PCT Clinical Lab
OPA-346 - Career Development
Students who successfully complete the training are eligible to apply for a CNA license from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Minimum 16 years of age, and an 8th grade reading level. Most employers require 18 years or older and a high school diploma or GED.
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.
The cost of the Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification exam is not included in the course cost.
You must pass a reading assessment prior to enrolling in the program.
The Maryland Board of Nursing requires fingerprinting and background checks for certification.
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.