**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 utahcna.com 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.
Basic safety and emergencies
Basic Human Needs
Body systems and diseases
Personal care of the patient and the patient’s environment
- Nurse Assistant
- Program Hours: 135 hours
- Campus Location: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem, Spanish Fork, and Wasatch West Campuses
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Program Certificate in Nurse Assistant
- Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate
- Students are prepared to sit for the State of Utah Certified Nurse Assistant Certification Exam
Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.
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: 135 Hours.
Times: Mornings and Afternoons. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem, Spanish Fork, and Wasatch West Campuses
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.
Students must have TB testing and a Hepatitis B vaccine, or sign a waiver form.
Note: Classes are held Monday - Thursdays; Clinicals will be held outside of scheduled class hours; CPR and First Aid may be taught on Fridays and/or Saturdays.
|Fall 2020||Lehi||208||8/18/2020||12/17/2020||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Alpine A Days|
|Fall 2020||Lehi||208||8/18/2020||12/23/2020||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Alpine B Days|
|Fall 2020||Lehi||208||8/18/2020||12/17/2020||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Alpine A Days|
|Fall 2020||Lehi||208||8/18/2020||12/23/2020||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Alpine B Days|
|Fall 2020||Orem||113||8/18/2020||12/21/2020||11:30 AM||1:00 PM||M-Th|
|Fall 2020||Orem||113||8/18/2020||12/21/2020||1:15 PM||2:45 PM||M-Th|
|Fall 2020||Spanish Fork||105||8/18/2020||1/6/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Nebo A Days|
|Fall 2020||Spanish Fork||105||8/18/2020||12/16/2020||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Nebo B Days|
|Fall 2020||Spanish Fork||105||8/18/2020||1/6/2021||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||Nebo A Days|
|Fall 2020||Spanish Fork||105||8/18/2020||12/16/2020||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||Nebo B Days|
|Fall 2020||Wasatch West Campus||TBD||8/17/2020||TBD||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Black|
|Fall 2020||Wasatch West Campus||TBD||8/17/2020||TBD||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Black|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||208||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Alpine A Days|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||208||1/19/2021||5/19/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Alpine B Days|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||208||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Alpine A Days|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||208||1/19/2021||5/19/2021||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Alpine B Days|
|Spring 2021||Orem||113||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||11:30 AM||1:00 PM||M-Th|
|Spring 2021||Orem||113||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||1:15 PM||2:45 PM||M-Th|
|Spring 2021||Spanish Fork||105||1/19/2021||5/19/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Nebo A Days|
|Spring 2021||Spanish Fork||105||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Nebo B Days|
|Spring 2021||Spanish Fork||105||1/19/2021||5/19/2021||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||Nebo A Days|
|Spring 2021||Spanish Fork||105||1/19/2021||5/20/2021||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||Nebo B Days|
|Spring 2021||Wasatch West Campus||TBD||1/5/2021||TBD||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||Black|
|Spring 2021||Wasatch West Campus||TBD||1/5/2021||TBD||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||Black|
|Summer 2021||Lehi||208||6/1/2021||TBD||9:00 AM||12:00 PM||M-F|
|Summer 2021||Spanish Fork||105||6/1/2021||TBD||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
**Accelerated sections are available. Please see the "Nurse Assistant Accelerated" program page.
** Clinicals may be held outside of class hours;
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$235.00||Includes State Testing Fee|
|total:||$608.50||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care; 4th Edition
Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care, Long Term Care; 4th edition
|Scrubs||$48.00||Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets|
|Blood Pressure Kit||$35|
*Missed clinicals (no call, no show) will result in fines of $50 each time.