St. Clair County Community College’s certified nurse aid (CNA) training program will offer another session beginning March 19. The program prepares students to take the Michigan CNA exam and immediately enter the health care field as certified nurse aides in just 96 hours. Students who successfully complete the program will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin careers as certified nurse aides, nursing assistants or hospital assistants in a number of health care settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for those with CNA skills is expected to increase by 12 percent in Michigan over the next six years. “Becoming a CNA is a great way to get started in the health care field,” says Patti Tibble, director of SC4’s nursing program. “The skills students develop in our program provide a great foundation to continue their education and build a long, successful career in the field. Kathy McGrath is a wonderful instructor who really cares about students’ success and makes each session informative and fun.” This program has no prerequisites, however applicants are strongly encouraged to take the free Accuplacer tests available through the college’s Testing Center in order to prepare for further studies in nursing, health care or other subjects in the future. Admission to the program is competitive and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up for course ZPAH 159-02 as soon as possible to ensure their spot. Prospective students can learn more by calling 810-989-5666 and register online at sc4.edu/cna.