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 - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday 2½ weeks (75 contact hours)
Evening Class 4:30 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 (2023) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
August 8, 2022 August 19, 2022
August 29, 2022 September 9, 2022
September 19, 2022 September 30, 2022
October 10, 2022 October 21, 2022
October 31, 2022 November 11, 2022
November 21, 2022 December 2, 2022
December 12, 2022 December 23, 2022
Start Date Graduation Date
January 9, 2023 January 24, 2023
January 30, 2023 February 14, 2023
February 20, 2023 March 7, 2023
March 13, 2023 March 28, 2023
April 3, 2023 April 18, 2023
April 24, 2023 May 9, 2023
May 15, 2023 May 30, 2023
June 5, 2023 June 20, 2023
June 26, 2023 July 11, 2023
July 17, 2023 August 1, 2023
August 7, 2023 August 22, 2023
August 28, 2023 September 12, 2023
September 18, 2023 October 3, 2023
October 9, 2023 October 24, 2023
October 30, 2023 November 14, 2023
November 20, 2023 December 5, 2023
December 11, 2023 December 26, 2023

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
August 1, 2022 August 19, 2022
August 22, 2022 September 9, 2022
September 12, 2022 September 30, 2022
October 3, 2022 October 21, 2022
October 24, 2022 November 11, 2022
November 14, 2022 December 2, 2022
December 5, 2022 December 23, 2022
Start Date Graduation Date
January 3, 2023 January 20, 2023
January 23, 2023 February 10, 2023
February 13, 2023 March 3, 2023
March 6, 2023 March 24, 2023
March 27, 2023 April 14, 2023
April 17, 2023 May 5, 2023
May 8, 2023 May 26, 2023
May 30, 2023 June 16, 2023
June 19, 2023 July 7, 2023
July 10, 2023 July 28, 2023
July 31, 2023 August 18, 2023
August 21, 2023 September 8, 2023
September 11, 2023 September 29, 2023
October 2, 2023 October 20, 2023
October 23, 2023 November 10, 2023
November 13, 2023 December 1, 2023
December 4, 2023 December 22, 2023

Saturday Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2023 March 11, 2023
March 18, 2023 May 20, 2023
May 27, 2023 July 29, 2023
August 5, 2023 October 7, 2023
October 14, 2023 December 16, 2023

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 4:30 pm - 9:00 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 (2023) - Ohio State Career Training Center (Beavercreek)

Day & Evening Class - OSCTC in Beavercreek:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 3, 2023 January 20, 2023
January 23, 2023 February 10, 2023
February 13, 2023 March 3, 2023
March 6, 2023 March 24, 2023
March 27, 2023 April 14, 2023
April 17, 2023 May 5, 2023
May 8, 2023 May 26, 2023
May 30, 2023 June 16, 2023
June 19, 2023 July 7, 2023
July 10, 2023 July 28, 2023
July 31, 2023 August 18, 2023
August 21, 2023 September 8, 2023
September 11, 2023 September 29, 2023
October 2, 2023 October 20, 2023
October 23, 2023 November 10, 2023
November 13, 2023 December 1, 2023
December 4, 2023 December 22, 2023

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 wear uniforms, bring a current driver's license/valid photo ID, your social security card, 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.

» Dayton Campus State Test Schedule (OSCTC Graduates)

  • Thursday & Friday every 3 weeks. Please visit main office for test schedule.

» 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 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of orderlies is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster as the average for all occupations.

As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients in nursing and residential care facilities. Older people are more likely than younger people to have disorders such as dementia, or to live with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. More nursing assistants will be needed to care for patients with these conditions.


Document Checklist

  • 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