Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Care for residents in local nursing facilities
  • Care for patients in the hospital setting
  • Learn a variety of medical conditions along with the care students will be expected to render to patients/residents with those conditions


The Certified Nursing Assistant course is a one-year program, which upon completion enables the student to sit for Maine CNA certification. The class consists of academic study and clinical practice in local nursing facilities. Upon completion of the program and placement on the Maine State Certified Nursing Assistant Registry, the student will be able to work in a variety of health care settings. The CNA course also offers a solid foundation for further education in the healthcare field.

Prerequisite: Student must be 17 years old by May 1st of the school year in which the class is taken.


  • Maine State Board of Nursing CNA certificate

Cocurricular Opportunities

  • SkillsUSA
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Medical Math
    • Medical Terminology
    • Basic Health Care
    • Career Pathways Showcase: Health Services
    • Health Knowledge Bowl
    • Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

Potential Careers

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Assistant