Nurse Assistant Accelerated

**At this time, formerly certified CNA’s in the State of Utah (expired more than 6 months) can seek reinstatement of their certification through a UtahDepartment of Health Variance Request. If granted, this variance waives the requirement to retake a CNA training course and state certification exams to regain certification as a nursing assistant. Certification will not be revoked when the crisis is over and can be maintained if certification requirements continue to be met. There is no cost involved. See the Expired More than 6 Months document under the Forms heading on the website.  

The Nurse Assistant Program is run under the direction of the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR).  Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are valuable members of the healthcare team who work under a licensed nurse.  A CNA can work in a variety of healthcare settings such as: assisted living & skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, clinics, home health & hospice. This program is designed for students to receive their certification by completing coursework in a classroom setting through the use of textbooks, workbooks, demonstration, hands on skills, and clinical externships.  MTECH students will receive training on: infection prevention, proper body mechanics and positioning, caring for the resident and their environment, nutrition, body systems, mental health, and communication. Students will also be First Aid and CPR certified. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the state knowledge and skills certification exams. Clinical and administrative skills taught in the program are listed below. 

Professional ethics

Basic safety and emergencies

CPR Certification

Communication skills

Body mechanics




Vital signs

Infection control

Body systems and diseases

Personal care of the patient and the patient’s environment

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Tiffany Haggerty

Program Coordinator

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Cindy Bradford


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Jami Orgill

Clinical Coordinator

  • Nurse Assistant Accelerated
  • Program Hours: 114 hours
  • Campus Location: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem and Spanish Fork Campuses

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Nurse Assistant
  2. Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate
  3. Students are prepared to sit for the State of Utah Certified Nurse Assistant Certification Exam

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only. High school students are not eligible to register for this program.

 Registration Availability: Registration for Summer term opens January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online, and Fall 2021 opens April 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance  

  Program Length: 114 Hours.

  Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem and Spanish Fork Campuses

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More


Prerequisites: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit

 Students must have TB testing and a Hepatitis B vaccine, or sign a waiver form.

This program is an intensive, accelerated program and requires time and commitment. Please be prepared before registering for this program.


Summer 2021 Lehi 208 6/1/2021 6/30/2021 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Summer 2021 Orem 113 7/6/2021 9/7/2021 5:00 PM 10:00 PM Tue, Th
Fall 2021 Lehi 208 9/13/2021 10/12/2021 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Fall 2021 Spanish Fork 105 9/13/2021 10/12/2021 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Spring 2022 Lehi 208 1/18/2022 2/17/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Spring 2022 Provo   1/18/2022 3/2/2022 9:30 AM 2:30 PM* Tue-Th
Spring 2022 Provo   2/1/2022 5/17/2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Tue, Th
Spring 2022 Provo   3/15/2022 5/3/2022 9:30 AM 2:30 PM* Tue-Th
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork 105 2/22/2022 3/23/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Spring 2022 Lehi 208 3/28/2022 4/28/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Summer 2022 Lehi 208 6/1/2022 6/28/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th

* 30 minute lunch break is provided with this session.
** Clinicals may be held outside of class hours.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Program Fees $160.00  
Tuition $239.40  
total: $439.40  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Textbook $0.00 Included in fees.
ISBN #978-1-60425-074-9
Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care; 4th Edition
Scrubs $48.00 Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets.
CNA State Exam $90.00  Optional. Strongly recommended; required to work in the State of Utah as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Blood Pressure Kit $35.00  
total: $173.00  

** Note: Missed clinicals (no call, no show) will result in fines of $50 each time.

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