Nurse Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

Upcoming sessions TBD

Applications will be available until seats are filled. 
To apply: E-mail Ellen Wright at or call  
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Program
This training program (including 24 hours of weekend clinical training at a local long-term care facility) prepares you for an entry level career as a Nurse Assistant.  Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the Massachusetts nurse assistant certification exam. Students will learn how to appropriately care for residents in long-term care facilities and hospitals as well as personal patient care, patient rights, lifting and turning patients, safety, infection control, vital signs, record keeping, mental health care of residents, and stress management.  Students must have a HS Diploma or GED.  Students will also be required to pass a literacy exam and complete a CORI/SORI check and be able to lift and move 50 pounds. Course is not eligible for waivers or vouchers. State exam administered by the American Red Cross and is a separate fee.  (100 hours).  

Please note: Upon successful completion of the 100 hour noncredit Nurse Assistant/Home Health aide certificate, credit can be awarded for AHP 115 & AHP 116 through articulation.  Please see Academy of Health Professions website for more details regarding credit certificate requirements.

The following requirements must be met: 
Read and sign the student Memo of Understanding
  1. Must have a high school diploma or GED
  2. Must have a valid photo ID (state ID or driver's license)
  3. Take an English assessment test.  (NOTE:  MCC accuplacer assessment scores or college level English course may be substituted)
  4. Agree to a CORI/SORI background check (must complete forms with MCC and provide valid photo ID (ie license or state issued photo ID)
  5. Complete a Health Record Immunization form (link to Health Record form below)

Required Texts: 
The following two textbooks are required for the program and are available at the MCC Lowell Bookstore by calling 978-322-8323, or you may purchase at your preferred book vendor.  Course # is CAR 768

Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home Care
Edition: 3rd

ISBN: 9781604250701

By: Hedman

Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home (Wkbk)
Edition: 3rd

ISBN: 9781604250718

By: Hedman

Refund Policy:  As stated in student memo of understanding

Massachusetts Employers:  Are you a small business employer with 100 employees or less?  This course is approved through Commonwealth Corporation under the Massachusetts Workforce Express Fund. Tuition must be paid by employer (not employee).  If approved, the state reimburses the employer 50% of the tuition. 
State Application


Last Modified: 6/8/20