Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Workforce Training: Nurse Aide Training Program

The Nurse Aide Training program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is designed to prepare students for successful completion of course work and passing of the certification exam.

Prior to the start of class, students are required to have all of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Physical exam and two Mantoux (TB) tests All students must use the CCAC Physical Form.  No other physical form will be accepted (Physical Form).
  • All students must provide proof of residency (Residency Form).
  • PA State Police CHRI is required for all students (CHRI Form). If the student has not resided in Pennsylvania for the past two years a FBI check is required. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the FBI check (FBI Forms). Contact the Nurse Aide office for info at 412.237.4470 /412.237.4471. 
  • Student uniforms, consisting of white scrub tops and pants, white shoes and a watch with a second hand. Uniforms are required beginning the first day of class.
  • Student should also purchase the required text book (Nursing Assistant: A Foundation in Caregiving) either from the Allegheny Campus or Boyce Campus Bookstore before the start of class.
  • Students who wish to withdraw from a class must do so by the end of the last business day before the class starts to receive a refund. 

Students must register for both courses (theory and clinical) at the same time and location. All forms must be submitted to the Nurse Aide office prior to the start date of the class. Registration is conditional, depending on the outcome of a criminal background check. 

To check availability of classes or to register online, go to our Online Store and search using key words "nursing clinical" or "nursing assistant theory." 

XGB 308 Nursing Assistant Theory
This eighty-hour nursing assistant lecture course is designed around several topics planned to instruct the prospective nursing student in his/her role in long-term patient care. Instruction is accomplished through a curriculum approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education directed at: the role of the nursing assistant including legality and promotion of patient rights, communications, infection control, basic body systems, effect of aging and disease on body systems, measures to promote independence and rehabilitation and understanding mental health and social services needs of patients.

XGB 309 Nursing Assistant (Clinical)
This eighty-eight hour nursing assistant clinical course is designed around several units planned to instruct the prospective nursing assistant in his/her role in long-term patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Instruction is accomplished in a clinical setting directed at: basic emergency procedures; patient care and hygiene needs, managing patient environment for safety and comfort, restorative care, nutrition, feeding, infection control, understand psycho-social characteristics of the elderly and preparation for death and dying.

Contact information
Linda Munoz
Health Programs Coordinator
Nurse Aide Training Program
Allegheny Campus
Jones Hall
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Ph:      412.237.4470
           412.237.4471

lmunoz@ccac.edu