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Springfield Technical Community College
  • One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102-9000
  • 413-781-7822
  • Vocational Skills Training
CNA Plus
Program activities:

The Nurse Aide training program will provide you with entry-level job skills that allow you to enter the health care field and prepare for the Massachusetts state board examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and also receive your certification in CPR. Students learn to care for residents in long-term care facilities and will practice the following skills: personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, bed, bath and feeding, vital signs record keeping, mental health care of residents and stress management.

Topics will include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Care Basics
  • Infection Control
  • Bed Making
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Bed Bath and Feeding
  • Promoting Residents’ Independence and Respecting Residents’ Rights
  • Record keeping
  • Vital Signs
  • CPR
  • Moving and Turning Patients
  • Certification Exam Review
  • Home Health Aide Training

The Home Health Aide training will prepare a CNA to provide care in a patient’s home after completion of their program or certification, depending upon state requirements. The primary focus is placed on personal care and home management for patients, but students will also learn about family issues, meal preparation, social activities, housekeeping, and more. HHA’s must also deal with legal and ethical issues, so these topics are also discussed during the course.

For more information visit: WCNA-020 Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Plus | STCC

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Individuals at least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date who would like to enter the health care field and prepare for the Massachusetts state board examination to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 24
Total hours: 20
Program duration: 7 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 6
Program start dates: Jan 2024, June 2024, Sept 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
8:00AM-2:30PM (Morning session)Class and labs
4:30PM-7:30PM (Afternoon session)Class and labs
6:30PM-9:30PM (Evening session)Class and labs
Other Schedule Information: Upcoming start dates: April 22,2024 & April 29,2024 & May 13,2024
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

One Armory Square, Springfield, MA 01102-9000STCC is accessible via public transportation.
Program requirements: CORI check, Immunizations/Health Records
Program is CORI friendly? No
Anticipated outcomes: CNA Certification
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Danielle Morales
Telephone: 413-755-4893
Program code: STC-IH-VT-CNA
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes