Nurse Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

SUMMER 2017 - Choose from 2 sections:

Summer Session I: 
Course dates:  May 30 - July 19; Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from 5pm-10pm
Clinical dates: July 8, 9, 15, & 16 from 7:30a - 2:30p
Apply by May 12 - see below

Summer Session II: Course dates:  July 11 - August 18; Tuesday/Thurs/Friday from 8a - 1p
Clinical dates : August 12, 13, 19, 20 from 7:30a - 2:30p
Apply by June 23 - see below

Location: Middlesex Community College, Lowell MA campus
Course # CAR 768         
Tuition:  $1095.  Textbooks, exam fee, scrubs are separate fees. 

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Training

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).  

Tuition = $1095.Textbooks, exam fee, scrubs are separate fees.  

Applications will be available until seats are filled. 
To apply: E-mail Ellen Wright at or call  

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 – ISBN 978-1604250374

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: Workbook – ISBN 978-16042450381

Click here for a copy of the required health form.
Health Record Form

Refund Policy:  As stated in student Memo of Understanding


Last Modified: 4/19/17