At Century College, you can choose from a variety of career and technical programs leading directly to employment as well as courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You will learn from expert instructors with access to innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Admissions Office will work with you to “discover what’s next!” Learn about the steps to complete the admissions process and register for courses. Do you have questions about Century College? Attend a Discover Century Information Session, schedule a campus visit, chat online, email or call one of our friendly Admissions Advisors.
With affordable tuition rates, Century College can save you thousands on your education. Learn about our tuition rates and fees, and discover options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. College can be affordable!
Each year, nearly 1,000 students apply for a Century College Foundation scholarship. While we awarded over 200 scholarships last year, many students are left empty-handed. With your support, we can ensure more students have the help they need to succeed.
The Continuing Education and Customized Training department can help you to get ahead in your career by offering a variety of non-credit workforce training and development opportunities. Through customized training options, Century College can work directly with employers to meet the training needs of employees.
Century College offers a variety of campus life opportunities to connect with others, gain leadership experience, be involved and have fun. Students can participate or cheer on the Century College Wood Ducks Athletic programs, become active members and leaders on campus or take advantage of campus recreational activities and art and theatre experiences.
Century College is committed to the success of each student. This commitment to student success and persistence is demonstrated by the numerous student services and support available in and out of the classroom, including academic resources, assistive services, student wellness options and planning support.
This Certificate is designed for individuals seeking employment in direct patient care under the supervision of a nurse in long term care, acute care and/or home care settings. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be eligible to take the examination for placement on the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant Registry. The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course includes Home Health Aide curriculum. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota Department of Health and OBRA.
Note: When searching to apply for Nursing Assistant courses, select “Health Sciences” in the Subject field.
Options for taking a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course at Century College
Century College provides two options for students to enroll in a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course. These options are:
Not for college credit (Non-Credit): the exact same course is offered through Continuing Education and Customized Training. For this option, you do not need to apply to become a Century College student. Search for open courses through Continuing Education and Customized Training or call 651-779-3341. Search for “Nursing Assistant” under Health and Human Services to find this course.
Differences Between Credit and Non-Credit Offering
Select Nursing Assistant courses are offered concurrently. The instruction, curriculum, and expectations are the same for both. Attendance is mandatory. Background studies must be cleared through the DHS prior to providing direct patient care in clinical.
Students may choose to take the NA course for credit to utilize financial aid resources and to earn college credit. There are limited offerings for credit each semester. HSCI 1001 is not a general education or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) course and does not apply to a degree. Successful completion of either the credit or non-credit NA courses provide eligibility for employment. NA courses highly recommended as preparation for the nursing program at Century College, but are not required.
Credit Registration: You must have completed high school and earned a diploma or GED to register for credit courses. If you are not already a student at Century you must apply to the college, pay a $20 application fee, and complete the steps required for credit enrollment. Credit courses will appear on your Century academic transcript. The HSCI 1001 course is evaluated as a Pass/Fail course.
There is an additional cost of $240.00 (subject to change) for the Nursing Assistant Competency Exam, offered by the Continuing Education and Customized Training at Century College. The testing company in use is Headmaster.
Full exam, includes skills and knowledge $240
Sills only exam $240
Knowledge only exam $115
The full payment of $240.00 is due at the time of registration. Candidates may call to register, and pay over the phone by credit card or debit only. Candidates who come to the CECT offices to register can pay (in addition to cards) with cash, check or money orders.
Go to CNA Information for course requirements and directions to course locations. Please note courses are held at various long-term care facilities in the Metro area. Locations are noted on the course listings.
Questions about the Nursing Assistant courses:
Credit: If you have specific questions about the credit course offerings (HSCI 1001), please contact an Academic Advisor/Counselor at 651-779-3285.
Non-Credit: If you have specific questions about the non-credit course offerings or course dates, times, or locations, please contact Continuing Education and Customized Training at 651-779-3341.
Questions about the NA competency examination:
For questions about the NA competency exam or to register for an exam, please call Continuing Education and Customized Training at 651-779-3341.
Cost & Financial Aid
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Minnesota State Registry of Nursing Assistants requires registrants to be 16 years of age or older.
MN Department of Human Services Background Study: Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to complete a background study prior to starting this program. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience if a clearance is not issued. Call MN Department of Human Services with specific questions, 651.431.2000.