Health Careers

Health Careers: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

KCTC – Main Campus

Program Duration – One Year

2019-20 CNA Nurse Tech Application 

Program Description

This program is designed for students interested in becoming a nurse, physician assistant, respiratory therapist, dietitian/nutritionist, physical/ occupational therapist, medical assistant or any career involving direct patient care.  It introduces students to fundamentals of health care, core skills, health care professional behavior, and various pathways to becoming a trained and educated health care professional.

Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to participate in work based learning experiences in both a hospital and long term care facility.  In our simulated patient rooms, students will practice skills to become proficient and apply their knowledge.

Eligible students can earn CNA, American Heart BLS (CPR) and First Aid certification.

2017-18 CNA Syllabus

Content Areas


  • Applied  Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Infection Control/Patient Safety
  • Legal and Biomedical Ethics
  • Employability Skills and Work Based Learning
  • Certified Nurse Assistant State Curriculum
  • Phlebotomy
  • Study of Disease and Disorders
  • Path to Scholarships
  • Nutrition

Helpful Experiences/Skills


  • Works Collaboratively
  • Empathy for others
  • Prefers a interactive learning environment

Future Opportunities



  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Patient Care Technician

Post Secondary Education/Training


  • Registered Nurse/ Nurse Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist