Trenholm State Community College

Certified Nursing Assistant

Student Orientation, Admission & Registration

Workforce Development Division

Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant course is designed to prepare students to be Nursing Assisting/Home Health Aides. CNA's are trained to perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They maintain a safe environment and perform selected tasks related to the personal hygiene and comfort of patients in private homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term facilities. Nursing assistants observe patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any changes to the nursing or medical staff.

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the Certification Examination for Nursing Assisting given by the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP).

Understanding Healthcare Systems

This course provides students with the knowledge of the requirements of a nursing assistant and the care team, an understanding of legal & ethical issues, as well as communication and cultural diversity.

Human Needs & Human Development

This course provides a basic understanding of personal care, basic nursing skills, confusion, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, mental health & mental illness, as well as dying, death & hospice.

Preventing Infection

This course provides students an overview of infection prevention, safety in the home, body mechanics, positioning, transfers, ambulation, emergency care, and disaster preparation.

The Healthy Human Body

This course provides students the knowledge of common chronic & acute conditions and urinary & bowel elimination.

The Resident's

This course provides instruction in rehabilitation & restorative care, nutrition, hydration, meal planning, shopping, preparation, and storage.

Special Care

This course will provide the student with knowledge of new mothers, infants & children, managing time, energy & money in the home, as well as caring for your career and yourself.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write legibly in the English language.
  • Possess the visual acuity to read, write, and assess the patient and the environment (with or without corrective lenses).
  • Ability to hear sounds produced by the body and the environment.
  • Ability to send and receive verbal messages and to respond appropriately.
  • Ability to perform correctly simple mathematical computations.
  • Ability to walk and maintain balance without the use of a cane, a walker, or crutches.
  • Demonstrate adequate hand-eye coordination.
  • Oriented to reality and not mentally impaired by mind-altering substances.
  • Possess the tactile ability to feel body characteristics.
  • Ability to position and transfer patients with assistance as needed.
  • Ability to transport self and patient without the use of electrical devices.
  • Class will begin May 26 2021; Macon Co. class will begin June 2, 2021
  • Ten (10) seats available
  • 2-week course (59 classroom hours; 16 clinical hours), Macon Co. - 8-week cours
    Click Here to view the Macon Co. class schedule.
  • Training will be held in Building B at the Trenholm Campus located at 1225 Air Base Blvd., Montgomery
  • Clinicals will be held at a location to be determined.
  • $800.00 per student (includes tuition & textbooks ONLY)
  • Acceptable payment methods: Mastercard, Visa or Discover (must be paid through your online student portal); cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check may be taken in person to the Cashier's Office at the Patterson Site (3920 Troy Highway - Bldg. D) on Monday & Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  • Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through the WIOA-OST grant. For specific information and instructions contact Ms. Scott at 334-420-4400 or Ms. Taylor at 334-420-4344.
  • Applicants not currently employed by a healthcare agency will be required to complete a background check and drug screen which will be an additional expense to the applicant.
  • Background Check & Physical may be done through Verified Credentials (
    Follow these steps:
    1. At the homepage, select “For Personal Needs – Get a Personal Background Check”.
    2. Select the “Get Started” button under Basic Background Check Packages.
    3. Select “My Public Record – Standard” for $32.00. Once you get the question, “Did an organization direct you to order this background report?”, select “NO”.
    4. Scroll down and select “Drug Screen – 10 Panel Urine (Q10) - $49.50.
    5. Select Continue and then the screen comes up to “Create New Account”.

    Have results sent to:
    Trenholm State Community College
    ATTN: AWCone
    PO Box 10048
    Montgomery, AL 36108
  • Applications may be emailed to Once documents are received, you will be contacted regarding payment.
  • For additional information or questions, please email

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Application packets will be accepted in the Workforce Development Office
located in the Auditorium (Building D)
3920 Troy Highway
Montgomery, AL 36116
Monday - Thursday From 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Application and documents may also be emailed to
Once documents are received, you will be contacted regarding payment.

Click here to Complete the Application

Click here to view the CNA Checklist

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108