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C.N.A. Preparation Course

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Miles Community College offers a four (4) credit Preparation Course which prepares a student to take the Headmaster certification exam. The CNA course consists of 45 hours of online instruction dedicated to theory, plus 30 additional hours are dedicated to clinical instruction. The CNA program requires 75 hours in total.

  • If you are taking JUST the C.N.A course, complete the non-degree seeking application. Download the form, complete it and send it to Miles Community College.
  • Check with the Nursing office for the course number.
  • Currently enrolled degree-seeking students should contact their academic advisor and the CNA Program Coordinator for registration instructions.
  • Student must visit with the CNA Program Coordinator and submit all materials before they will be registered for the course.

What You Will Need

Background Checks: MCC uses Verified Credentials. The background check can be a lengthy process - start early! Cost is approx. $75.00 dollars. The CNA Program Coordinator will provide you with additional information on getting started.

Please compile the following documents and submit to the CNA Program Coordinator. Do not send items separately.

Drug Screening: Go to a local Public Health, Community Health Center or hospital. Tell the facility that a drug screening is part of the requirement for you to take the C.N.A. Preparation Course, and request a 10 panel DOT drug screening. Provide the results of the drug screening to the CNA Program Coordinator. Drug screening cost is approx. $50.00, but may be more depending on the site.

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccinations: Provide a copy of your vaccination record to Miles Community College and to the CNA Program Coordinator.

2-Step TB Screening: There are two steps; the initial screening,then a second screening. Ask the facility when to have the second screening. Provide proof to the CNA Program Coordinator.

Additional Costs

Text Book: The text book for the preparation course is available in the MCC Pioneer Mercantile (book store). The cost of the book is approx. $70.00. Contact Michele Trimble at or 406.874.6207

Proctored Exam by Headmaster: $97.00

Estimated cost: $1,000.00. (Many health care facilities offer scholarships)

Additional Information

Non-Degree Application

The CNA Class is held 5 times a year. Twice during the Fall Semester and twice during the spring and once during the summer.

For more information about this course please contact:

Kim Helmts

Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an “open door” admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their education.

The commitment to an open door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to an appropriate educational offering at the College. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory ACCUPLACER scores; but the College reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.

Admission to the College does not necessarily imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites (See Course Descriptions starting on page 84) or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements. ACCUPLACER and ACT/SAT test scores are used to help place students in appropriate level courses.