Certified Nursing AssistantNC

Non-Credit Certificate

Upcoming Classes

FALL 2018
CNA 100-61
Plymouth Campus

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During this 10-week non-credit program, Quincy College CNA Students will gain hands-on experience in our newly developed laboratories on the Plymouth Campus. Students will learn client care skills including assistance with daily hygiene and monitoring vital signs.

CNA Program RequirementsThe Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Quincy College is a non-credit 10-week program prepares students to take the Massachusetts State CNA exam and become a member of the Department of Public Health professional registry. Quincy College’s CNA Program has a 100% pass rate on the written portion of the Massachusetts CNA exam and over 80% pass rate for the clinical testing.

What does a Certified Nursing Assistant do?

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is an integral part of the medical team assisting with the daily care of the acute or chronically ill, and elderly (hospitals, nursing homes…).

A CNA compassionately help patients with the activities of daily living such as bathing, personal hygiene, dressing and eating while helping the person maintain as much independence as possible and contributing to their rehabilitation as needed.

As a member of the healthcare team a CNA will take vital signs, monitor nutrition and hydration, assess for any physical or mental changes, and provide comfort measures and companionship.

CNA’s are in high demand across the healthcare continuum and are needed in hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living, home care and hospice.

For more information about the upcoming class dates and the  Nursing Program requirements, click here.

Courses/programs listed with “NC” are non-credit courses/programs.


Please visit the Registrar’s Office on the Quincy or Plymouth Campuses.


New Student? Click here to fill out the non-credit application.

After submitting the non-credit application, students will receive an email with their username and password to register online through the My QC Portal. Once you login to the MyQCPortal follow the “Current Student” instructions below for online registration.

Current Student?

Follow these steps for Online Registration

  • Go to the QCPortal and login
  • Click “Course Search” at the top of the page
  • Select “Non-Credit” from the “Term” drop down menu
  • Click the “Search” button at the bottom of the page

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This 10-week program will prepare students to take the Massachusetts State CNA exam and become a member of (DPH)the professional registry. Quincy College’ CNA Program has a 100% pass rate on the written portion of the Massachusetts CNA exam and over 80% pass rate for the clinical testing.

This program can open the door to other health care fields like Nursing and Physical Therapy or roles such as a Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist or a Personal Care Technician.

Coursework will include an overview of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. Students will also explore the five principles of care safety/infection control, communication, independence, respect and dignity. Students will explore how to incorporate these principles in the skills or tasks needed when providing care to the sick and/or elderly.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Accuplacer test (those with previous college classes exempt)
  • Health form completed with current immunizations
  • CORI (background check)

For more information about the upcoming class dates and the  Nursing Program requirements, click here.


Certified Nursing AssistantNC Courses
    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • CNA 100
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    Certified nurse assistants (CNA’s) provide basic care for patients as part of the healthcare team. Learn skills and techniques to help meet patients' physical and emotional needs through classroom teaching, skills lab training, and hands on patient care. Hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and healthcare organizations are looking for CNA’s able to care for those who are ill, injured or disabled and to work with a diverse population in a variety of health care settings. This class will prepare you to take the CNA license exam.


Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400


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