Certified Nursing Assistant Training Programs

Are you interested in a career in healthcare?  CLC offers two free CNA Training Programs that can help you start your career as a healthcare professional!

Program Tracks:

This 12-week program is open to Cambridge residents who are English speakers and income-eligible. Priority is given to applicants from the American-born Black community. Click here for more information.

This 16-week program is open to English language learners (intermediate level and higher). In addition to CNA training, students take classes to improve their English and math skills. Priority is given to Cambridge residents. Click here for more information. 

CNA Programs offer:

  • In-person and online learning
  • Hands-on experience with equipment and technology
  • Clinical placements at top, Greater Boston-area hospitals and health clinics
  • Development of decision-making, critical thinking, communication, and social skills
  • Job readiness classes for entering the healthcare workforce
  • Placement assistance to secure a job upon graduation
  • Dual enrollment with Labouré College of Healthcare
  • Free transportation to Labouré's Milton campus

CNA Training Program graduates receive:

  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Home Health Aide Certificate
  • Alzheimer's / Dementia Care Certificate
  • CPR/AED certificate
  • Free registration for the CNA exam to become state-certified


The Community Learning Center’s CNA Training Programs and IT Training Program are funded through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education / MassSTEP
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