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C.N.A.(Certified Nurse’s Aide) Program

Senior in Hospital

A CNA, also known as a certified nursing assistant or certified nurse’s aide is a person that provides one-on-one non-medical care for the sick, elderly and those rehabilitating from illness or injury. 


Students must submit documents or complete the following steps prior to seeing an advisor on WC, Building A, Room 106 and before registering:
1. Advisor Approval              2. Background Check*
3. Current Photo ID              4. Full Payment
5. Social Security Card        6. TABE Test Results
6. Proof of Immunizations*


For a list of current immunizations needed, please stop by WCA, Room 106

*Background Check
Prior to registration, the applicant must complete a criminal background check at The results take 3-10 business days to process and are sent directly to our office. The cost is $53.58.

Estimated Cost of the Program



Tuition and Fees:

$ 755.00


$ 30.00



Background Check:

$ 54.00


$ 72.00




$ 911.00

This program is available for financial aid.  To learn more, click here.  


Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing aides is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will be needed in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at

Program Length

Approximately 8-10 weeks.


CNA Weekday Program (Lecture/CPR/Clinical)      $755.00


ID# 136039 NURA-1001-2001 08:00AM-12:30PM  MWF 01/20 - 03/04
   08:00AM-12:30PM T   01/20 & 02/17



ID# 135549 EMSP-1020-3001   08:30AM-12:30PM RF 03/05 - 03/06



ID# 136048 NURA-1060-3003 TBD   03/09 – 04/07  
Melody Rupe,RN      


CNA Night Program (Lecture/CPR/Clinical)       $755.00


ID# 139069 NURA-1001-2005  05:30PM-10:00PM  MWF   02/23 - 04/17



ID# 135550 EMSP-1020-3002  05:30PM-09:30PM MT  04/20 - 04/21



ID# 136047 NURA-1060-3002 TBD   04/22 – 05/07  
Melody Rupe,RN       WC Building A 206 157.00 Hrs. (15.70 CEU)  


CNA Testing Skills Review        $30.00

Skills review for individuals who are planning to take the state CNA exam.

D# 138473 NURA-1091-2001 08:00AM-03:00PM W  02/25
ID# 138474 NURA-1091-3001 08:00AM-03:00PM    S    03/14
ID# 138844 NURA-1091-3002   03:00PM-10:00PM    Th    04/09
Melody Rupe,RN  WC Building A 206/208        7.00 Hrs. (0.70 CEU)

 R=Thursday, U=Sunday (example: TR=Tuesday/Thursday: SU=Saturday/Sunday)


In-Person Registration only

Amarillo College
Continuing Healthcare
West Campus
Building A, Room 106
6222 W. 9th. Ave
Amarillo, Texas 79106


Will Ratliff
WCA 106

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




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