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Nurse Aide Training Program

The Nurse Aide Training program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is designed to prepare students for successful completion of course work and passing of the certification exam.

Spring 2020 Schedule
Summer 2020 Schedule

Prior to the start of class, students are required to have all of the following:

  • Requirements Document
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Physical exam and two Mantoux (TB) tests. All students must use the CCAC Physical Form. No other physical form will be accepted (Physical Form).
  • All students must provide proof of residency Verification of Pennsylvania Residency
  • PA State Police CHRI (Prohibitive Offenses Form) is required for all students Student Identification Form. If the student has not resided in Pennsylvania for the past two years a FBI check is required. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the FBI check (FBI Forms). Contact the Nurse Aide office for info at 412.237.4470 /412.237.4471.
  • Student uniforms, consisting of white scrub tops and pants, white shoes and a watch with a second hand. Uniforms are required beginning the first day of class.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a class must do so by the end of the last business day before the class starts to receive a refund.
  • Must be TABE tested
  • Attend NATP orientation prior to starting a class


Students must register for both courses (theory and clinical) at the same time and location. All forms must be submitted to the Nurse Aide office prior to the start date of the class. Registration is conditional, depending on the outcome of a criminal background check.

To check availability of classes or to register online, go to our Online Store and search using key words "nursing clinical" or "nursing assistant theory."


XGB 308 Nursing Assistant Theory
This ninety eight-hour nursing assistant lecture course is designed around several topics planned to instruct the prospective nursing student in his/her role in long-term patient care. Instruction is accomplished through a curriculum approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education directed at: the role of the nursing assistant including legality and promotion of patient rights, communications, infection control, basic body systems, effect of aging and disease on body systems, measures to promote independence and rehabilitation and understanding mental health and social services needs of patients.

XGB 309 Nursing Assistant (Clinical)
This seventy-hour nursing assistant clinical course is designed around several units planned to instruct the prospective nursing assistant in his/her role in long-term patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Instruction is accomplished in a clinical setting directed at: basic emergency procedures; patient care and hygiene needs, managing patient environment for safety and comfort, restorative care, nutrition, feeding, infection control, understand psycho-social characteristics of the elderly and preparation for death and dying.

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Are you eligible for the Pathway to Success Grant?

See if you qualify to receive FREE tuition, books and childcare assistance to start a career in the health professions. The Community College of Allegheny County has received a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance to fund the Health Profession Opportunity: Pathway to Success in Healthcare program.