Certified Nurse Aides play vital roles in healthcare delivery by providing routine patient care. Working under the supervision of a nurse, CNAs report important patient information such as temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. CNAs have direct patient contact assisting with daily activities such as bathing, walking, and eating.

The Certified Nurse Aide training program consists of lectures, skills development, and clinical training. Learn the proper way to perform nursing procedures essential to meet patient needs. This program is approved by the state Department of Public Health. Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.


The CNA Hybrid online program provides an option for students who wish to take advantage of distance learning. This program is offered in a hybrid format and includes online modules with in-person clinical learning. Students complete nursing theory modules that cover the same material as the in-class CNA course. Students also complete skills training in the nursing lab and clinical training at a local nursing facility. CNA online classes are supported by the Blackboard Learn course management system. This program is approved by the View Pagestate Department of Public Health. Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.

Is online learning suitable for you? Are you prepared for online learning? Students who enroll in the CNA Hybrid online program should determine if distance learning is an option for them. To find out, please visit the distance learning webpage for the Take a SmarterMeasure test at mxcc.edu/distance/take-a-smartermeasure-test.

SUPPLIES: 1) Navy blue scrubs and white shoes. 2) A watch with a sweep second hand. 3) Gait belt (available in the MxCC bookstore). 4) Textbook.

Price includes state of CT Certification exam fee, and CT Nurse Aide Registry application fee. Textbook included.

Upcoming Courses:

Note: Students are required to be fully vaccinated, and boostered, if eligible, against COVID-19, due to clinical site requirements. This means if you are eligible to receive a booster, and you have not gotten it, you are not considered fully vaccinated. Students are required to be fully-vaccinated by the first day of the CNA lecture. 

Fall 2023 CNA(Tues/Thurs Clinical) Online/In-person Clinical: Now Enrolling

CRN:  80684| Fee:$1,999, Includes Book, Exam Fee, Background Check, and Drug Screen.


LectureOnline/AsynchronousOnline via Blackboard9/18/23-11/01-23Not ApplicableNot ApplicableAmy Clark
Clinical Skills LabIn PersonSnow Hall, Room 5149/26/23-10/10/238:30am-2:30pmTuesdays and ThursdaysStaff
Clinical ExperienceIn PersonAaron Manor10/12/23-10/26/237:30am-1:30pmTuesdays and ThursdaysStaff
ExamIn PersonSnow Hall, Room 51410/31/239:00am-5:00pmTuesdaySandra Wade

Directions to Clinical Locations


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from Mx-WorkforceDevelopment@MxCC.edu, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Necessary Forms

Continuing Education Health Form Adobe Acrobat File

  • CNA grads receive their certificates 
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018
  • CNA class 2018

$24,000 to $32,000

Amount you’ll earn*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Email: MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

The total cost of CT Statewide Healthcare Industry Pathway (CT SHIP) project is $6.9M.  $3.4M (49%) is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grant and another $3.5M (51%) is committed through non-federal state and local resources.

USDOL funding is available for eligible students in this program. For more information, please contact Continuing Education at 860-343-5865 or MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu. Learn more about the CT SHIP program here.