Nurse Assistant / Home Health Aide Certificate

Effective January 2022:  All students (including non-credit students enrolled in any on-campus courses or off-site clinical) will be required to provide Middlesex Community College proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to coming on-campus.  More info will follow on the documentation process for non-credit students.  

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Program
Applications will be available until seats are filled.  
To apply: E-mail Ellen Wright at or call  

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

SUMMER SESSION II - enrollment begins May 1

Nurse Assistant Online Theory - $899
June 21 - August 1
6pm - 10pm
Monday - Wednesday
Online with Class Meeting Times via Zoom
Course Number: HLT 752
Professor: LEWIS

Nurse Assistant Skills Lab - $199
August 2, 3, 8, 9
Monday - Wednesday
On Campus Lab - Lowell, MA campus
Course Number: HLT 753 
Professor: LEWIS

Nurse Assistant Clinical Training - $599
August 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
6pm - 10pm
Off Campus at a long term care facility - TBD
Course Number: HLT 756 
Professor: LEWIS

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).  

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 by calling 978-322-8323, or you may purchase at your preferred book vendor.  Course # is CAR 768

  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


Last Modified: 5/12/22