Nurse Aide (CNA/STNA) Training Program

OSCTC offers Nursing Assistant (CNA/STNA) Training 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 Training 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 2 weeks (75 contact hours)
Evening Class 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks (75 contact hours)
Saturday Class 8:00 am - 4:00 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. OMCC also provides weekend clinical opportunities.

» Program Calendar (2017) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
December 5, 2016 December 18, 2016
January 9, 2017 January 22, 2017
January 30, 2017 February 12, 2017
February 20, 2017 March 5, 2017
March 13, 2017 March 26, 2017
April 3, 2017 April 16, 2017
April 24, 2017 May 7, 2017
May 15, 2017 May 28, 2017
June 6, 2017 June 19, 2017
June 26, 2017 July 9, 2017
July 17, 2017 July 30, 2017
August 7, 2017 August 20, 2017
August 28, 2017 September 10, 2017
September 18, 2017 October 1, 2017
October 9, 2017 October 22, 2017
October 30, 2017 November 12, 2017
November 20, 2017 December 3, 2017
December 11, 2017 December 24, 2017

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
December 6, 2016 December 26, 2016
January 10, 2017 January 30, 2017
January 31, 2017 February 20, 2017
February 21, 2017 March 13, 2017
March 14, 2017 April 3, 2017
April 4, 2017 April 24, 2017
April 25, 2017 May 15, 2017
May 16, 2017 June 5, 2017
June 6, 2017 June 26, 2017
June 27, 2017 July 17, 2017
July 18, 2017 August 7, 2017
August 8, 2017 August 28, 2017
August 29, 2017 September 18, 2017
September 19, 2017 October 9, 2017
October 10, 2017 October 30, 2017
October 31, 2017 November 20, 2017
November 21, 2017 December 11, 2017
December 12, 2017 January 8, 2018

Saturday Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2017 March 11, 2017
March 18, 2017 May 20, 2017
May 27, 2017 July 29, 2017
August 5, 2017 October 7, 2017
October 14, 2017 December 16, 2017

Academic Calendar - OSCTC Troy & Beavercreek

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

Class Schedule Program Length
Day Class 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday 3 weeks (75 contact hours)
Evening Class 5:00 pm - 9:30 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 (2017) - Ohio State Career Training Center (Troy & Beavercreek)

Day & Evening Class - OSCTC in Troy & Beavercreek:

Start Date Graduation Date
December 5, 2016 December 23, 2016
January 9, 2017 January 27, 2017
January 30, 2017 February 17, 2017
February 20, 2017 March 10, 2017
March 13, 2017 March 31, 2017
April 3, 2017 April 21, 2017
April 24, 2017 May 12, 2017
May 15, 2017 June 2, 2017
June 6, 2017 June 24, 2017
June 26, 2017 July 14, 2017
July 17, 2017 August 4, 2017
August 7, 2017 August 25, 2017
August 28, 2017 September 15, 2017
September 18, 2017 October 6, 2017
October 9, 2017 October 27, 2017
October 30, 2017 November 17, 2017
November 20, 2017 December 8, 2017
December 11, 2017 December 29, 2017

State Testing & Certification

OMCC is now a STNA State Test Site following approval by the state of Ohio. OMCC main campus 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.

» 2017 Dayton Campus State Test Schedule (OMCC Graduates only, Wed & Thu)

January 25 & 26, 2017 February 15 & 16, 2017 March 8 & 9, 2017
March 29 & 30, 2017 April 19 & 20, 2017 May 10 & 11, 2017
May 31 & June 1, 2017 June 22 & 23, 2017 July 12 & 13, 2017
August 2 & 3, 2017 August 23 & 24, 2017 September 13 & 14, 2017
October 4 & 5, 2017 October 25 & 26, 2017 November 15 & 16, 2017
December 6 & 7, 2017 December 27 & 28, 2017

» 2017 OMCC State Test Schedule (Non-OMCC 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

Mean Hourly Wage: $11.46

Mean Annual Salary: $20,200 - $28,700

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

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    Offered in These Location(s)

  • OSCTC in Dayton, Troy, & Beavercreek