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Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

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Are you interested in a career in healthcare? The Community Learning Center's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program offers hands-on experience and education to help you start a career as a healthcare professional. The program is offered in partnership with Labouré College of Healthcare in Milton. It offers two tracks: one for English language learners and one for Cambridge residents who are advanced or fluent in English. 

The CNA Training Program provides:

  • In-person and online learning
  • Hands-on clinical experience at top hospitals and health clinics
  • Dual enrollment at Labouré College of Healthcare in Milton
  • Free transportation to Labouré's campus
  • Job readiness classes, support searching for and applying for jobs in healthcare 

Program graduates earn: 

  • Home Health Aide (HHA) Certificate
  • Alzheimer's / Dementia Care Certificate
  • CPR/AED Certificate
  • Certificate of Completion for Nursing Assistant Training Program at Labouré College of Healthcare
  • Free registration for the Massachusetts State Nursing Exam to become state-certified nursing assistant

Two program tracks:

Track for participants who are English Language Learners

  • Must be an English language learner (intermediate level or higher).
  • Must be able to work in the U.S. (have a valid work permit, resident card, or be a US Citizen).
  • Priority given to Cambridge residents. Open to residents of cities in the MetroNorth area (view sign up form for details).

Schedule

  • Includes classes to improve English and math skills.
  • Runs twice a year: September to January and February to June
  • Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Community Learning Center from 5 - 9 p.m. and on Thursdays at Labouré College in Milton from 4 - 9 p.m. (free transportation provided)

Information sessions for the Fall 2024 program will start in late spring 2024. Sign up to be notified when dates are scheduled

Questions? Contact Yan Zheng at yzheng@cambridgema.gov or call 617-299-9950.

Track for participants who are advanced or fluent in English 

  • Must be a Cambridge resident to apply.
  • Must be able to work in the U.S. (have a valid work permit, resident card, or be a US Citizen).
  • Priority given to members of the American-born Black community.

Schedule

  • Runs once a year: March to June.
  • Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Community Learning Center from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on Fridays at Labouré College in Milton from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (free transportation provided)

Information sessions for the Spring 2025 program will start in fall 2024. Sign up to be notified when dates are scheduled. 

Questions? Contact CLC@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6363. 

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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