The purpose of the Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skill, and judgment needed to provide quality care as Certified Nursing Assistants.

Become a CNA

  1. Be 16 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Take and pass the Reading Accuplacer Test, scoring a 230 or higher.
  3. Complete the PGCC New Student Orientation.
  4. Register for both CNA Theory and Clinical.
  5. Pay for courses (tuition assistance is available).
  6. Successfully complete the program.
  7. Complete the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) Initial Nursing Assistant Application.

For more information, review the CNA Frequently Asked Questions page.

*Students are required to have an social security number (SSN) or tax ID number to successfully complete program.



    Program Costs

    Fall 2024 Schedule

    CNA/GNA Theory     NRC-300-11264    M/W/F            9/09 -10/25      5pm-9pm
    CNA/GNA Clinical     NRC-301-11267     M-F               10/28-11/1          7am-3pm          
    CNA/GNA Theory     NRC-300-11266    T/Th               9/24-11/14          9am-4pm
    CNA/GNA Clinical     NRC-301-11265     M-F               11/18-11/22         7am-3pm 
    University Towne Center
    CNA/GNA Theory     NRC-300-11268     M/W              9/16-10/30         9am-4pm
    CNA/GNA Clinical     NRC-301-11269     M-F               11/4-11/8             7am-3pm

    Payment Options

    While there is no official payment plan for this course, you may be able to make a down payment to hold your spot and arrange with the Coordinator to make scheduled payments.

    The total amount of the course must be paid off before the end of that course. Please note that an outstanding balance for one class may keep you from attending the next one.

    Scholarship Information

    Please contact the email address below to verify any scholarships available to help you pay for this program. 

    Contact Information

    Certified Nursing Assistant Program
    Phone: 301-546-0745

    Accreditation Information

    The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing.