Certified Nurse Aide

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Government license, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide. 513902


The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) works under the supervision of a licensed nurse in adult care homes (nursing homes), hospitals, clinics, and other environments where residents/patients benefit from assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) including eating bathing and personal hygiene, dressing, transferring and repositioning, and mobility.  During the course, students develop nursing care skills, demonstrate and understand how to work safely, and develop empathy and appreciation for the person who lives in a long-term care environment. Competencies are evaluated in the classroom, lab, and clinical experiences. After completing the course and passing the state test, the student is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas.  The CNA credential is required for employment as a CNA and is often required for admission to nursing and other professional health care education programs. The course follows the curriculum specified by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Manhattan Area Technical College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Manhattan Area Technical College

Local WIB

2 - Workforce Investment Area II

Type of Attainment:


Name of Credential

Certificate of Completion

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Eligible for VA education benefits, MyCAA.

Refund Policy

See the Institutional Refund Policy in our college catalog.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$5.00 CASAS Reading Test at Manhattan Tech (if applicable). This test is

In-State/District Tuition

$1,063.00 Tuition & Fees

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$30.00 The estimated cost of 1 set of scrubs - color to be determined by Manhattan Tech.

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

31-1131.00Nursing Assistants
$13.72 per hour

Provider Status



3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan, Kansas 66503

Phone Number

(785) 587-2800

Fax Number

(785) 587-2804

Last Updated

Sep 05, 2023


Oct 28, 2004


Aug 21, 2025

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