Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Develop the skills to maintain your health


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is designed to equip aspiring healthcare students with the essential skills required to support individuals in maintaining their optimal health.

Georgia Highlands College offers the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate program thru the Center for Continuing and Professional Education. This comprehensive course integrates classroom instruction, hands-on lab experiences, and clinical practice. Classes will take place at the Bartow County College and Career Academy in Cartersville, GA. Successful completion of the program qualifies students to sit for the State of Georgia CNA Certification exam.

The course follows the federally mandated guidelines set by the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 for nursing assistants working in long-term care under direction of a Licensed Nurse to provide assistance with the activities of daily living. Communications, clinical competency, and developing the ability to work as a member of a team are key components of the course. Supervised practice in campus and community facilities is also used to develop basic nursing skills.

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes instruction, textbooks, workbooks, clinical supervision, and the cost of the exam. Students are responsible for the cost of the background check and drug screen, scrubs, TB skin test, and flu vaccine. Students will receive information on how to complete the background check and drug screen upon registration.

Health Insurance Waiver

Upon registration, students will need to sign Health Insurance Waiver. This form must be submitted to the instructor on the first day of class.

Contact Us

For further information on any class or to register, please call 678-872-8240, email conted@highlands.edu or use the following form.