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 (2020) - Dayton Campus

Day Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
October 28, 2019 November 10, 2019
November 18, 2019 December 1, 2019
December 9, 2019 December 22, 2019
Start Date Graduation Date
January 6, 2020 January 19, 2020
January 27, 2020 February 9, 2020
February 17, 2020 March 1, 2020
March 9, 2020 March 22, 2020
March 30, 2020 April 12, 2020
April 20, 2020 May 3, 2020
May 11, 2020 May 24, 2020
June 1, 2020 June 14, 2020
June 22, 2020 July 5, 2020
July 13, 2020 July 26, 2020
August 3, 2020 August 16, 2020
August 24, 2020 September 6, 2020
September 14, 2020 September 27, 2020
October 5, 2020 October 18, 2020
October 26, 2020 November 8, 2020
November 16, 2020 November 29, 2020
December 7, 2020 December 20, 2020

Evening Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
October 29, 2019 November 18, 2019
November 19, 2019 December 9, 2019
December 10, 2019 January 6, 2020
Start Date Graduation Date
January 7, 2020 January 27, 2020
January 28, 2020 February 17, 2020
February 18, 2020 March 9, 2020
March 10, 2020 March 30, 2020
March 31, 2020 April 20, 2020
April 21, 2020 May 11, 2020
May 12, 2020 June 1, 2020
June 2, 2020 June 22, 2020
June 23, 2020 July 13, 2020
July 14, 2020 August 3, 2020
August 4, 2020 August 24, 2020
August 25, 2020 September 14, 2020
September 15, 2020 October 5, 2020
October 6, 2020 October 26, 2020
October 27, 2020 November 16, 2020
November 17, 2020 December 7, 2020
December 8, 2020 January 4, 2021

Saturday Class - Dayton Campus:

Start Date Graduation Date
January 4, 2020 March 7, 2020
March 14, 2020 May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 July 25, 2020
August 1, 2020 October 3, 2020
October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020

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 (2020) - Ohio State Career Training Center (Beavercreek)

Day & Evening Class - OSCTC in Beavercreek:

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

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.

» 2020 Dayton Campus State Test Schedule (OSCTC Graduates)

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

» 2019 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 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

    » OSCTC Nurse Aide Training

    » Ohio State Career Training Center

    Offered in These Location(s)

  • OSCTC in Dayton & Beavercreek