Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Recent Immigrant CNA Program

Recent Immigrant Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program

The Recent Immigrant 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. This program is open to all students of Hispanic or recent immigrant origin who speak an intermediate level of English.

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

  • TABE test score of 8th grade reading level
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Physical exam and two step Mantoux (TB) test
  • All students must provide proof of residency
  • PA State Police CHRI is required for all students. 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.
  • 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.

Students must register for both courses (theory and clinical) at the same time and location, with the help of the Recent Immigrant CNA Coordinator. All forms must be submitted to Sam Brown prior to the start date of the class. Registration is conditional, depending on the outcome of a criminal background check. Students must purchase their own books and uniforms.

XGB 309 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 308 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:
Sam Brown
Recent Immigrant CNA Coordinator
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-6003