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. In addition, students must:

  • Be able to read, write and comprehend English
  • Complete the CEWD Healthcare Application
  • Have a current CPR certification
  • Submit to a background check
  • Have proof of current negative TB skin test, (or negative Chest x-ray)
  • Register in the H building, Room 103

CNA Course Schedule

Nurse Aide for Health Care


Course No. Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
CENURA 1001 AC08 06/22/20 - 07/29/20 08:00AM-12:00PM M TU W  H108 D Ives
CENURA 1001 AC09 08/10/20 - 09/09/20 01:00PM-05:00PM M TU W TH H108 D Ives

Tuition and Fees 
In-District: $830.00
Out-of-District: $865.00
Other Fees: $96.64

Nurse Aide for Health Care - Clinical

Course No. Date(s)  Time Day Room Instructor
CENURA 1060 AC08     TBD    07:00AM - 05:30PM  TBD TBA D Ives 
CENURA 1060 AC09 TBD 07:00AM - 05:30PM TBD TBA D Ives

Tuition and Fees
In-District: $445.00
Out-of-District: $480.00
Other Fees: $28.40

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