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Certified   Nurse   Assistant   Certificate   of   Completion   (CC)


The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certificate is a 14/15-credit certificate offered by Highlands College Health Programs.

Students are accepted each spring and fall semester and can complete the program in one semester. Space is limited and qualified students are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Students must meet minimum academic requirements and comply with the following health-related program requirements:

  • A series of three injections Hepatitis B vaccinations (the first two injections must be completed prior to entering the first clinic placement);
  • Proof of freedom from tuberculosis (TB skin test or chest x-ray).
  • Proof of two MMR’s.
  • Proof of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

Graduates of the CNA Program are eligible to apply for certification through the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services after completing the Certified Nurse assistant graduation requirements.

Highlands College offers a school-to-work CNA project. This is a partnership with area high schools and healthcare facilities.

For more information, about Montana Tech's academic programs, view the Montana Tech Catalog. Click on Degree Planner to download the current curriculum worksheet.

Placement Information

The Career Services Office at Montana Tech surveys all graduates each year. The purpose of the survey is to provide employment information and facilitate the career decisions for prospective and current students, in accordance with Sections 485 and 486 of the Title IV Higher Education Reauthorization Amendments of 1986. The Graduate Survey is published annually. 2011 Graduate Surveys are pending.

For more information, view the Career Services Graduate Surveys

Tuition & Gainful Employment

Please visit the Highlands College admissions page for current tuition information.

Federal law requires institutions to report information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in recognized occupations (GE programs).

View gainful employment data for Nursing Assistant.