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 (2021) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
October 26, 2020 November 8, 2020
November 16, 2020 November 29, 2020
December 7, 2020 December 20, 2020
Start Date Graduation Date
January 4, 2021 January 17, 2021
January 25, 2021 February 7, 2021
February 15, 2021 February 28, 2021
March 8, 2021 March 21, 2021
March 29, 2021 April 11, 2021
April 19, 2021 May 2, 2021
May 10, 2021 May 23, 2021
June 1, 2021 June 13, 2021
June 21, 2021 July 4, 2021
July 12, 2021 July 25, 2021
August 2, 2021 August 15, 2021
August 23, 2021 September 5, 2021
September 13, 2021 September 26, 2021
October 4, 2021 October 17, 2021
October 25, 2021 November 7, 2021
November 15, 2021 November 28, 2021
December 6, 2021 December 19, 2021

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
October 27, 2020 November 16, 2020
November 17, 2020 December 7, 2020
December 8, 2020 January 4, 2021
Start Date Graduation Date
January 5, 2021 January 25, 2021
January 26, 2021 February 15, 2021
February 16, 2021 March 8, 2021
March 9, 2021 March 29, 2021
March 30, 2021 April 19, 2021
April 20, 2021 May 10, 2021
May 11, 2021 May 31, 2021
June 1, 2021 June 21, 2021
June 22, 2021 July 12, 2021
July 13, 2021 August 2, 2021
August 3, 2021 August 23, 2021
August 24, 2021 September 13, 2021
September 14, 2021 October 4, 2021
October 5, 2021 October 25, 2021
October 26, 2021 November 15, 2021
November 16, 2021 December 6, 2021
December 7, 2021 December 27, 2021

Saturday Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 2, 2021 March 6, 2021
March 13, 2021 May 15, 2021
May 22, 2021 July 24, 2021
July 31, 2021 October 2, 2021
October 9, 2021 December 11, 2021

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 (2021) - Ohio State Career Training Center (Beavercreek)

Day & Evening Class - OSCTC in Beavercreek:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 4, 2021 January 22, 2021
January 25, 2021 February 12, 2021
February 15, 2021 March 5, 2021
March 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
March 29, 2021 April 16, 2021
April 19, 2021 May 7, 2021
May 10, 2021 May 28, 2021
June 1, 2021 June 19, 2021
June 21, 2021 July 9, 2021
July 12, 2021 July 30, 2021
August 2, 2021 August 20, 2021
August 23, 2021 September 10, 2021
September 13, 2021 October 1, 2021
October 4, 2021 October 22, 2021
October 25, 2021 November 12, 2021
November 15, 2021 December 3, 2021
December 6, 2021 December 24, 2021

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.

» 2021 Dayton Campus State Test Schedule (OSCTC Graduates)

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

» 2021 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.


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