Explore Academic Programs - Certified Nurse Aide

This 116-hour program includes 68 hours of classroom instruction (including skills lab) and 48 hours of clinical practice in a long term care facility. Training will provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for providing basic care to long term care residents. (Total 116 hours)

Course Fee: $995 fee covers classroom consumable supplies, clinical insurance and certificate of completion.

Financial Assistance:  Students with a need for financial assistance may contact Sallie Mae for a loan. There is also a parent-initiated loan option available with Sallie Mae. We are listed as CTCD-Continuing Education on the Sallie Mae site, school code 00400398. Students who qualify may use MyCAA benefits. Contact MyCAA to see if you qualify. Please contact Continuing Education for information about paying for class using our installment plan.

Schedule: The classes are held on the CTC Killeen Central Campus.  

View a comprehensive description of Continuing Education's Certified Nurse Aide Program. For additional information or to register for the program contact us at 254-526-1586.


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Feeding Assistant Training: Upgrade current Skills using instruction in recently developed techniques needed for effective patient care. Nursing homes hire trained "single-task" feeding assistants to help residents who have no complicated feeding problems but need some assistance in eating or drinking. The goal is for residents to receive more assistance with eating and drinking to help reduce the incidence of unplanned weight loss and dehydration. Additional topics include nutrition, hydration, therapeutic diets, infection control, sanitation, communication, and more.  Course will include Heartsaver® AED training and certification.  This program requires a background check. (Clock Hours/16, CEUs 1.6) (5 meetings)



These are non-credit, short-term training programs through CTC Continuing Education.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Nursing Assistant

Potential Earnings: $12.78 hourly, $26,590 annually

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026); much faster than average (14% or higher)

Home Health Aide

Potential Earnings: $10.87 hourly; $22,600

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026); much faster than average (14% or higher)

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Degrees and Certificates

Upon successful completion, graduates will receive a certificate of completion within 2-3 weeks after class ends. Additionally, graduates will be qualified to take the required state exam, Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP).

Delivery Mode

Certificate of Completion

Certified Nurse Aide

116 Non-Credit Hours | 5 weeks

Continuing Education

Contact the Department

Office: 254-526-1586

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