Nurse Aide (CNA/STNA) Program

Ohio State Career Training Center (OSCTC) offers Nursing Assistant (CNA/STNA) course that meet the education and testing requirements for nursing assistants as required by the Ohio Department of Health to work in longterm care facilities. Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will obtain State of Ohio Nurse Aide Certificate (CNA) and be qualified to take the State Nurse Aide (STNA) examination.

OSCTC's 75-clock hour CNA/STNA program will cover body mechanics, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, human disease processes, infection control, communication skills, and resident rights. Students will master various personal care skills such as how to help patients bathe, eat, and groom themselves. Clinical experiences allow students to demonstrate personal care skills in care settings under the supervision of faculty nurses (clinicals may be scheduled on weekends). The complete curriculum set forth by Ohio Department of Health (ODH) can be found here: ODH NATCEP Curriculum.

This is the same 75-hour prerequisite course required by nursing schools such as Ohio Medical Career College, Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and Clark State Community College.

Academic Calendar - OSCTC Dayton

» Class Schedule - Dayton Campus

Class Schedule Program Length
Day Class 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday 2 weeks (75 contact hours)
Evening Class 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks (75 contact hours)
Saturday Class 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Every Saturday 10 weeks (75 contact hours)

Clinical Hours: Included in the STNA training program is a mandatory 2-day (16 hours) clinical at an off-site nursing facility. Clinicals are always held during the day. OSCTC also provides weekend clinical opportunities. Graduation may be slightly delayed for large classes.

» Program Calendar (2018) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
September 17, 2018 September 30, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 29, 2018 November 11, 2018
November 19, 2018 December 2, 2018
December 10, 2018 December 23, 2018

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
September 18, 2018 October 8, 2018
October 9, 2018 October 29, 2018
October 30, 2018 November 19, 2018
November 20, 2018 December 10, 2018
December 11, 2018 January 7, 2019

» Program Calendar (2019) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2019 January 20, 2019
January 28, 2019 February 10, 2019
February 18, 2019 March 3, 2019
March 11, 2019 March 24, 2019
April 1, 2019 April 14, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 5, 2019
May 13, 2019 May 26, 2019
June 3, 2019 June 16, 2019
June 24, 2019 July 7, 2019
July 15, 2019 July 28, 2019
August 5, 2019 August 18, 2019
August 26, 2019 September 8, 2019
September 16, 2019 September 29, 2019
October 7, 2019 October 20, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 10, 2019
November 18, 2019 December 1, 2019
December 9, 2019 December 22, 2019

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 8, 2019 January 28, 2019
January 29, 2019 February 18, 2019
February 19, 2019 March 11, 2019
March 12, 2019 April 1, 2019
April 2, 2019 April 22, 2019
April 23, 2019 May 13, 2019
May 14, 2019 June 3, 2019
June 4, 2019 June 24, 2019
June 25, 2019 July 15, 2019
July 16, 2019 August 5, 2019
August 6, 2019 August 26, 2019
August 27, 2019 September 16, 2019
September 17, 2019 October 7, 2019
October 8, 2019 October 28, 2019
October 29, 2019 November 18, 2019
November 19, 2019 December 9, 2019
December 10, 2019 January 6, 2020

Saturday Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 5, 2019 March 9, 2019
March 16, 2019 May 18, 2019
May 25, 2019 July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019 October 5, 2019
October 12, 2019 December 14, 2019

Academic Calendar - OSCTC Beavercreek

» Class Schedule - Ohio State Career Training Center (Beavercreek)

Class Schedule Program Length
Day Class 8:00 am - 12:45 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks (75 contact hours)
Evening Class 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks (75 contact hours)

Clinical Hours: Included in the STNA training program is a mandatory 2-day (16 hours) clinical at an off-site nursing facility. Clinicals are always held during the day. OSCTC also provides weekend clinical opportunities.

» Program Calendar (2019) - Ohio State Career Training Center (Beavercreek)

Day & Evening Class - OSCTC in Beavercreek:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2019 January 25, 2019
January 28, 2019 February 15, 2019
February 18, 2019 March 8, 2019
March 11, 2019 March 29, 2019
April 1, 2019 April 19, 2019
April 22, 2019 May 10, 2019
May 13, 2019 May 31, 2019
June 3, 2019 June 21, 2019
June 24, 2019 July 12, 2019
July 15, 2019 August 2, 2019
August 5, 2019 August 23, 2019
August 26, 2019 September 13, 2019
September 16, 2019 October 4, 2019
October 7, 2019 October 25, 2019
October 28, 2019 November 15, 2019
November 18, 2019 December 6, 2019
December 9, 2019 December 27, 2019

State Testing & Certification

OSCTC is now a STNA State Test Site following approval by the state of Ohio. OSCTC facility four digit test site code is 1840.

STNA testing agency (D&S Diversified Technologies) requires ten (10) working days to process your application. On test day, please bring a valid photo ID and report to Room 110 ten minutes before the scheduled test time to sign in.

For testing application forms, online test results, and additional information, please visit D&S website at www.hdmaster.com.

» 2018 Dayton Campus State Test Schedule (OSCTC Graduates only, Wed & Thu)

January 24 & 25, 2018 February 14 & 15, 2018 March 7 & 8, 2018
March 28 & 29, 2018 April 18 & 19, 2018 May 9 & 10, 2018
May 30 & 31, 2018 June 20 & 21, 2018 July 12 & 14, 2018
August 2 & 18, 2018 September 13 & 14, 2018 October 13 & 27, 2018
November 15 & 16, 2018 December 6 & 7, 2018

» 2018 OSCTC State Test Schedule (Non-OSCTC Graduates Only)

Career Description

Nursing aides (STNA) provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They often help patients to eat, dress, and bathe. They also answer calls for help, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and tidy up rooms. Aides sometimes are responsible for taking a patient's temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure. They also may help provide care to patients by helping them get out of bed and walk, escorting them to operating and examining rooms, or providing skin care. Aides also observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.

Nursing aides employed in nursing care facilities often are the principal caregivers and have more contact with residents than do other members of the staff. Because some residents may stay in a nursing care facility for months or even years, aides develop positive, caring relationships with their patients.

Career Outlook

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STNA jobs are expected to increase faster than the national average for all occupations through 2017. This increase in employment rates can be attributed to the current rise in the elderly population with additional job openings arising from the workers that decide to change career paths, careers or retire from the field completely.

Demand will be highest in nursing and residential care facilities than in hospitals, and growth will be especially strong in community care facilities for the elderly.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be age 16 or above (if under 18, application must be cosigned by parent/guardian)

  • Completed application form, emergency contact form, and student enrollment agreement

  • Physical exam and two-step Mantoux tuberculin tests (for TB) within last year

  • Additional Information

    » OSCTC Nurse Aide Training

    » Ohio State Career Training Center

    Offered in These Location(s)

  • OSCTC in Dayton & Beavercreek