Nurse Assistant Accelerated

Next class starts: June 1, 2022

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Registration Eligibility: Adults

Adults only. High school students are not eligible to register for this program. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.


Lehi Main Campus
Provo Campus
Spanish Fork Campus


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Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are valuable members of the healthcare team who work under the supervision of a licensed nurse.  A fulfilling career as a CNA can provide opportunities to work in assisted living & skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, clinics, and home health and hospice centers. 

The Nurse Assistants Program is run under the direction of the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR).  This program is designed for students to receive their CNA certification by completing coursework in a classroom setting, hands-on demonstrations, 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. Upon program completion, 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.

This program is eligible for Veterans Aid! Learn more

Learn and Work scholarship available for this program! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Tiffany Haggerty

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

Summer term opens January 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. online, and the 2022-2023 school year registration opens April 20, 2022 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.

  • 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
  • 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 2022 Lehi 208 6/6/2022 7/7/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Summer 2022 Provo 217 6/1/2022 7/14/2022 9:30 AM 2:30 PM T,W,TH
Fall 2022 Lehi 208 9/6/2022 10/5/2022 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Fall 2022 Provo 217 9/6/2022 10/20/2022 9:30 AM 2:30 PM T,W,Th
Fall 2022 Provo 217 10/18/2022 12/22/2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Spring 2023 Lehi 208 1/17/2023 2/16/2023 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Spring 2023 Provo 217 1/17/2023 3/1/2023 9:30 AM 2:30 PM T,W,Th
Spring 2023 Provo 217 2/21/2023 5/3/2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Summer 2023 Lehi 208 5/30/2023 6/28/2023 5:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th
Summer 2023 Provo 217 5/30/2023 7/13/2023 9:30 AM 2:30 PM T,W,Th
Summer 2023 Provo 217 7/6/2023 9/5/2023 5:00 PM 10:00 PM T,TH
Clinicals may follow; Provo section in Spring 2022 includes a 30 minute lunch
*Clinicals may be held outside of the regularly scheduled classes. CPR and First Aid may be taught on Saturdays. Provo section in Spring 2022 includes a 30 minute lunch. Program Hours: 114 hours
Registration Fee$40.00 
Facilities Feena 
Program Fees$160.00 
Textbook Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care; 4th Edition$0.00Included in Fees ISBN #978-1-60425-074-9
Beginning Packet$0.00Included in Fees
Blood Pressure Kit$35.00 
Scrubs$48.00Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets
CNA State Exam$90.00Strongly recommended; required to work in the State of Utah as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Missed ClinicalsMissed clinicals (no call, no show) will result in fines of $50 each time
  • MTECH Nurse Assistant Program Certificate
  • Students are prepared to sit for the State of Utah Certified Nurse Assistant Certification Exam
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

If you want to take the nursing pathway, start with your CNA license. If you want to become a PA or Physician, start with Medical Assistant.

Program length
2 months
Total cost
Lehi Main Campus
Provo Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Program length
2 months
Total cost