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Are you looking for a job in the medical field that is rewarding, provides, flexibility, and could lead to a lifelong career? If so, consider becoming a

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

This program will prepare you for the Montana state licensure exam.


Maximum of 10 students in each class

Class Dates

April 5-30

May 3-28

June 4-25

July 9-30

August 2-27

Class Days/Times (attending all 4 days each week is mandatory)

Monday/Tuesday from 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Friday/Saturday from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Class Location

Great Falls College MSU (downstairs) on the East side of the Sim Hospital



To be considered for admission into the C.N.A. Training Program, the following required items must be complete and submitted to:

Great Falls College MSU

Lifelong Learning Office, Rm. A120

2100 16th Ave. S.

Great Falls, MT 59405

(Office Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Mon-Fri)


1. Application (See link below)

2. Pre-Assessment (Current Test of Adult Basic Education)

    • Offered Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Appointments Required - Sign-up at

3. Immunizations 

4. Receive Application Decision

      • Students will be notified by email prior to class start date
      • Payment for course fee will be due within two (2) days of notification.

5. Course Fee: $850

      • Acceptable forms of payment include credit card, cash, or money order
    • Fees Include
  • Books
  • Instruction for MT State Licensure Exam
  • Testing Fees
  • Healthcare CPR Certification 

6. Complete the following Pre-Assignments before class begins

    • Read Chapters 1-4 and complete workbook
    • Abbreviation and Math Worksheets



Download Application



Contact Info:

Laura Willis, Program Coordinator

Pam Buckheit, Program Coordinator

Tammie Hickey, Interim Director