Nurse Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Program

Note: For Massachusetts employers who would like to send employees to the above course:  Employers may qualify for 50% or 100% reimbursement through the Mass. Workforce Express Fund. Tuition must be employer paid.  More Info

Payment plans are available.

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Session I

Nurse Assistant online Theory - $1,150
09/17 - 10/31    6:30pm - 9:00pm             Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Online with Class Meeting Times via Zoom          
Professor LEWIS
Course Number: HLT 752 33       CRN: 18184

Nurse Assistant Skills Lab - $450
09/28 - 10/19    8:00am - 1:00pm    Saturday
Lowell Campus, Building Derby, room 302          
Professor LEWIS
Course Number: HLT 753 80       CRN: 18185        

Nurse Assistant Clinical - $750
10/26 - 11/03    8:00am - 3:00pm    Saturday & Sunday
OFF Campus       Professor LEWIS
Course Number: HLT 753 80       CRN: 18185        


Session II

Nurse Assistant online Theory - $1,150
09/19 - 11/21    3:00pm - 9:00pm             Wednesday
Online with Class Meeting Times            
Professor CHAMPA
Course Number: HLT 752 34       CRN: 18350

Nurse Assistant Skills Lab - $450
12/04 - 12/12    4:00pm - 9:00pm      Wednesday/Thursday
Lowell Campus, Building Derby, room 302          
Professor CHAMPA
Course Number: HLT 753 81       CRN: 18186                       

Nurse Assistant Clinical - $750
01/04 - 01/12    8:00am - 3:00pm             Saturday& Sunday OFF Campus       Professor CHAMPA
Course Number: HLT 756 35       CRN: 18166        

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 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. Meet with Program Manager prior to enrollment
  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* 

Required Texts: 
The following two textbooks are required for the program and are available at the MCC Lowell Bookstore:
Or, you may purchase at your preferred book vendor. 

  1. Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home Care Text

Edition: 4th

ISBN: 978-1-60425-133-3

By: Hedman, Fuzy, & Howard

  1. Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: Long Term & Home (Wkbk)

Edition: 4th

ISBN: 978-1-60425-134-0

 Refund Policy:  As stated in student memo of understanding

Please Note:  Although currently the Massachusetts Department of Public Health does not require the COVID-19 vaccine, most of our off site clinical partners do. While a reasonable effort will be made to place you in a clinical facility if you do not have these, clinical placement cannot be guaranteed for those who have not received these vaccinations.


Last Modified: 6/5/24