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
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 the 2020-2021 school year opens April 21, 2020 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration 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, Provo, 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. No appointment is necessary. 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.
**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 (Optional)||$35||Note: price is not included in total|
*Missed clinicals (no call, no show) will result in fines of $50 each time.