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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
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Certified Nursing Assistant: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 210 Clock Hours

School of Applied Technology
Program Location: Meadowbrook, A-102
General Information: 801-957-7522
Program Information: 801-957-3354

Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Butch Steffen, 801-957-3317

Program Faculty:
Coordinator - Candice Williams, RN BSN
Instructors − Candice Williams RN, Diane Hall RN, Debi Johnson RN, Ben Becker RN, Charan Kilbourn RN, Juliann Olsen CHUC, Paul Hollingshaus RN

Program Description:
This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to meet the State of Utah nursing assistant certification requirements. Students completing the program will learn the responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant and health unit clerk to provide for the physical, physiological, and psychological needs of the patient within a hospital or long-term care facility. The student will gain the   ability to give holistic, compassionate, and respectful care. The curriculum includes an overall introduction to human relations, communication, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. It provides the opportunity to develop clinical competency in the performance of nurse assisting skills and procedures through participation in the care of patients in a clinical setting. 

Career Opportunities:
Upon program completion, the student will become eligible to be certified and licensed as a CNA and will be able to obtain employment in the health care field as a CNA. The student will also satisfy the pre-requisite of completing a CNA program prior to applying for a Nursing program.

For state and national occupation information, visit http://onlinelonetcenter.org/find and enter the following O*Net codes:

  • 31-1011.00 Home Health Aides
  • 31-1012.00 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
  • 31-1013.00 Psychiatric Aide
  • 31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aide
  • 39-9021.00 Personal and Home Care Aides
  • 43-6013.00 Medical Secretary

Transfer/Articulation Information:
The CNA program articulates with the requirements of Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, Weber State University, BYU, Westminster and Davis Applied Technology Center pre-requisites for enrollment in their nursing degree programs.

Program Entry Requirements:
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading 9.0
  • Math 6.0

Student must have a current CPR card or take KCNA 0010 - CPR Health Care Professionals  (a 4 hour course costing an estimated $29.00 while in the program).


  • Hepatitis B Series (1st shot required)
  • MMR or Titer
  • PPD - Tuberculosis (TB) Manitou Test or Chest X-ray - within one year
  • Varicella (Chickenpox), or verification of disease
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - within the past 10 years
  • Influenza (October 1 - March 31)

Other Entry Requirements:

  • 17 years old at enrollment, students should be 18 years old upon completion; the majority of health care facilities hiring CNAs require their employees to be 18 years old upon hire.
  • Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigations personal criminal background check (BCI) within the past 6 months.
  • Drug Screen (SAM-5) prior to enrollment and within the past 30 days.
  • Ability to lift and/or move patients.
  • Not listed on the sex offender web site.

Estimated Cost for Students:
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information. http://www.slcc.edu/sat/programs/healthcare/CNA.aspx

Estimated Time to Completion:
210 Clock hours.

Specialized Accreditation:
Utah Nurse Assistant Registry (UNAR)

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2 - Communicate Effectively
  3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4 - Think Critically and Creatively
  5 - Civic Engagement
  6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
  7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
1. Student will complete both theory and clinical requirements for the CNA program. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2. Student will take a state-mandated written/computer exam to become certified/licensed. 1,3,4,7
3. Student will take a state-mandated skills exam to become certified/licensed. 1,2,3,4,6
4. Student will obtain employment as a CNA or will continue on with their education. 1,2,4,5,6,7

Advising Notes:

All enrollment procedures are handled at South City Campus. Please contact advisor with questions at 801-957-6402.

Additional Program Notes:

Classes start every Monday. Day class: 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Mon-Thurs. Evening class: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mon-Thurs. Clinicals are held Fridays and/or Saturdays.

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