Certified Nursing Assistant

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. Many people who complete the ACC CNA program, continue their medical training in one of the many allied health care training programs offered at ACC CNA work with nursing personnel to provide care and tend to the needs of people of all ages. Working closely with nurses, CNA's 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. CNA often assist with feeding, ambulating, bathing, hygiene and most all activities associated with daily living. In addition, they provide emotional and physical care by working closely with patients and their families. CNA's literally become a nurse's helping hands and are a vital link to any health care team.


Program Description

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. 

CO-REQUISITE: CENURA-1060 (Nurse Aide Clinical).


Course Descriptions

Nurse Aide for Health Care

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

Nurse Aide for Health Care – Clinical

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

Admission Requirements

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: 

  • 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, and needs:
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Be current in health care vaccinations
    • CEWD Physical form completed
    • Have a current CPR certification
    • Read and understand HB1508 requirements for the licensing path


CNA Course Schedule

Nurse Aide for Health Care


Nurse Aide for Health Care - Clinical