Certified Nursing Assistant

A Great Place to Start Your Career in Health Care!

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) prepares you for a fulfilling career as a health care provider and serves as a great entry-point into many careers in medicine, including licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse. 

Working closely with nurses, CNAs provide hands-on care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities as well as home care, hospice, rehabs and many urgent care facilities, such as clinics and doctor's offices. 

This 112-hour CNA program meets all requirements established by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities. After completion of the program; graduates will demonstrate the skills and knowledge acquired, in a state-given, nationally-standardized exam. After successful completion of this exam, the students name will be listed on the Texas State Registry for Certified Nurse Assistants. 

The ACC CNA program is open to any person at least 16-years-old at the start of the course, along with the following requirements: 

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Please see Page 4, Section F888 for further guidance from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in-writing with English
  • Have a basic understanding of computers and access to email
  • Be physically able to stand for prolonged periods and maneuver in limited spaces
  • Be able to push/pull/lift 50+ pounds
  • Visit the CEWD Healthcare page for the Viewpoint Screening and the application process, which will require:
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Be current in health care vaccinations
    • CEWD Physical form completed
    • Have a current  American Heart Association CPR/BLS certification
    • Read and understand HB1508 requirements for the licensing path


Required Courses and Course Descriptions

This class serves as the lecture portion of the CNA program and will prepare you for entry-level employment as a nursing assistant. You will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term and acute care facilities. Class topics include: Assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety; Communication; Observation and reporting; Residents’ rights; Safety.

This class focuses on the clinical, bed-side care of long-term residents and acute-care patients to promote the continuity of care.


Upcoming Classes

Course Name Dates Times Days & Times Location Instructor 

CENURA 1001 60

Nurse Aide for Health Care

6/4/2024-8/22/2024 5:30PM - 9:30PM


H108 E.Lopez/J.Wiltz

CENURA 1060 80

Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide

6/22/2024-8/24/2024 7:00AM-1:30PM Sat TBD E.Lopez/J.Wiltz


The approximate in-district cost of the CNA program is $1,568 and does not include Viewpoint Screening, physical exam, books, licensing exam, supplies or scrubs.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.