Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Are you interested in finding a good, dependable job in the healthcare field?

This 200-hour course, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, is designed especially for English Language Learners seeking a career in the healthcare field.

  • The course includes class topics: English for Employment in Healthcare, skills development, and job readiness preparation.
  • Students will participate in clinical training: a 100-hour Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) module conducted by instructors from Middlesex Community College.
  • Finally, students will prepare for the CNA licensing exam. Those who are successful will be offered a position at D’Youville Life & Wellness Community.
  • Classes will take place at D’Youville Life and Wellness: Community, 981 Varnum Ave in Lowell, MA.

Important Notice

  • Students must have U.S. Work Authorization in order to apply, and must pass a basic English language screening to enroll in the class.
  • This course is free for qualified students.
  • Presented in partnership with Lowell Public Schools, Middlesex Community College, and D’Youville Life & Wellness Community.
View our CNA Success! brochure

Module I

April 6 – April 15
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
5:00 – 9:00pm

Students participate in classroom lessons, including English for employment in healthcare and workplace orientation.

Module II

April 27 – July 22
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
5:00 – 9:00pm

Students learn accredited CNA coursework and participate in clinical training with daily English language support.

Module III

July 27 – August 5
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
5:00 – 9:00pm

Students participate in job readiness training.

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