AEL/Certified Nurse Assistant Program Now Enrolling Students

February 26, 2018 | Campus News

Get your High School Equivalency and become a Certified Nurse Assistant at the same time!

The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program is teaming up with the Center for Workforce Development to offer a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program in March. This program is designed to prepare individuals to care for clients in long-term care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies.

“Certified Nurse Assistants are vital to healthcare,” said East Central College instructor Terri Warmack. “It’s a rewarding, exciting and challenging career where you can make a difference every day.”

The course consists of 75 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of supervised clinical training. It also includes 100 hours preparation for the high school equivalency or college placement exams. Additionally, high school graduates who need to brush up on basic reading, language or math skills can take this course while becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant.

Upon completion of all components, students will be eligible to take the final exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Students interested in the AEL/CNA Program must complete an AEL orientation:

  • Saturday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., East Central College Training Center, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union
  • Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Rolla Career Center, 1202 Forum Drive, Rolla
  • Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., First Baptist Church of Owensville, 112 W Lincoln Ave #28, Owensville
  • Friday, March 16, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., East Central College Training Center, 1964 Prairie Dell Road, Union

Students must be 18 years of age at the start of the program. For more information: 636-584-6531,