Certified Nursing Assistant

Program Information

What is a CNA?

A CNA, or certified nursing assistant, is an entry-level member of a patient’s healthcare team, performing important patient-centered tasks under the supervision of licensed nursing staff. Although a CNA is not a nurse, they work very closely with nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

What does WACTC offer?

The Nurse Aide Program is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the provision of basic care to residents varied settings. Employment opportunities include:
-Long-Term Care Facilities
-Assisted Living Facilities
-Home Health

Classes are held Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM for 8 weeks

Program Costs

Tuition is due in full prior to the first day of class.
No refunds will be given after attending the first class.

Curriculum and Testing

Student must achieve a minimum of 80% on each unit examination and final examination to complete the course. Students must also obtain a minimum 80% overall clinical evaluation.


Lecture: 42.5 hours
Lab: 27.5 hours
Clinical: 50 hours


Admission Requirements


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or possess a General Education Diploma (GED) issued by the Department of Education, or a Home School Equivalent (Certificate).
Official High School Transcripts, GED, or HSE Verification is needed with admissions documents.


Applicants must present:

  • Certification of appropriate health (verified by pre-entrance physical given by a physician or certified nurse practitioner)
  • Immunization history or titers
  • Two-step PPD or chest x-ray for tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for the applicants protection in accordance with OSHA Regulations


Applicants must submit acceptable Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check, FBI fingerprint clearance (through Department of Human Services), and Child Abuse History Certification

Contact Us

For more information or to begin the application process please call

Jessica Pettigrew

Faith  Moreilli
724-746-2890, ext. 117


For Adult Health Sciences information please call 724-746-0467.