Nurse Assistant Accelerated

Next class starts: 8/19/2024

View full schedule here.

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 Campus - Building A
Provo Campus


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Certified Nurse 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 Assistant 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 Senior Program Coordinator.
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Tiffany Haggerty
For program specific questions:

This is an adults only class. High school seniors may appeal for admission.

Registration for Summer term opens March 1, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. online, and the 2024-2025 school year registration opens April 23, 2024 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.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the course. Tuition and materials fees are required upfront.

  • Students must satisfy the entrance requirements with the testing center prior to the first day of class. The entrance assessment can be taken at our Lehi, Orem and Spanish Fork campuses.

  • High school students should coordinate with their high school counselors prior to registering at MTECH.

Clinical Requirements

  • Hepatitis B test (3 step series or titer)
  • Tuberculosis test (skin test, blood test or negative chest x-ray valid within 12 months)
  • Please bring documentation of these tests on the first day of class to be uploaded into your Canvas account. These documents don’t need to be sent in.
Summer 2024Provo Campus2175/28/20247/16/20249:00 AM1:00 PMT,W,Th
Summer 2024Lehi Campus2085/28/20247/22/245:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, Th
Fall 2024Provo Campus2178/19/202410/7/20245:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, Th
Fall 2024Provo Campus2178/20/202410/2/20249:30 AM2:30 PMT, W, Th
Fall 2024Lehi Main Campus20810/21/202412/10/20245:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, Th
Fall 2024Provo Campus21710/8/2411/21/249:30 AM2:30 PMT,W,Th
Spring 2025Lehi Main Campus2081/13/20253/4/20255:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, Th
Spring 2025Provo Campus2171/7/20252/19/20259:30 AM2:30 PMT, W, Th
Spring 2025Provo Campus2173/10/20254/28/20255:00 PM9:00 PMM, T, Th
Spring 2025Provo Campus2172/25/20254/15/20259:30 AM2:30 PMT,W,Th
Schedule Notes:There will not be a night class on 6/10/24. Clinicals may be held outside of the regularly scheduled classes. CPR may be taught on Saturdays. Students will be given a comprehensive schedule on the first day of class
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Total hours: 114

Course Description
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit hour)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fee
Nurse Assistant, Accelerated9030$360.00$100.00$110.00
NurseAssistant Clinicals2400.0$0.00$25.00$0.00
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Upon registration, you will submit payment for the full cost of the program.

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Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$0.00
Student Fees:$125.00
Required Materials:$90.00
Testing Fee:$110.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will submit payment for the full cost of the program. Tuition and materials fees are required to be payed upfront.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Textbook, 5th Edition1 978-1-60425-137-1 included in fees
Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Long-Term Care Workbook, 5th Edition1978-1-60425-138-8included in fees
State Testing Fee for CNA Certification1$90included in fees
Scrubs2Cost may vary$50.00
Blood Pressure Kit1Cost may vary$40.00
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Optional MaterialsNotes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)Cost
Missed ClinicalsStudents may be charged $50 if they do not show up for their assigned shift and have not notified their instructor
Total Cost of Optional Materials$0.00
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  • MTECH Nurse Assistant Program Certificate
  • Students are prepared to take the State of Utah Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 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 counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Most nursing programs require a CNA certification upon admission and acceptance to their nursing program. Working as a CNA will count as hands-on healthcare experience for many health related and medical programs.

Program length
2 months
Total cost
Lehi Campus - Building A
Provo Campus
Program length
2 mos
Total cost
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Course Description

Nurse Assistant
The Nurse Assistant course introduces students to basic nursing skills in a classroom and laboratory setting. This course includes 24 hours of clinical experience.