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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


with Grace Davis

This 180-hour course fulfills DHHS and DLRS requirements to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Maine, including 90 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of skills lab instruction, and 70 hours of clinical training at an approved healthcare facility. Upon successful completion of the course, students will take the state exam administered at UTC.

Also included with this course:

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification
  • First Aid Certification

A personal interview will be scheduled with the CNA instructor(s) or designated representative. The interviews are point based. Additional points may be awarded for health care experience and /or relevant course work in health, science, or math, possibly earning up to 45 points. The candidates with the greatest number of points, with all other requirements completed, will be accepted into the program.

Once accepted into the program, proof of certain vaccines or immunities are required for your participation in the clinical portion of the course.

Call (207)947-6474 for more information.

The cost of the course is $1,200. The BLS and First Aid certification/cards, textbook and the State Exam fee are all included in the cost of the course. Students are responsible for buying their own uniforms & shoes. The course must be paid in full, or payment arrangements made by the first class, once accepted, after interviews. UTC does not offer financial assistance.


A State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check is conducted on each applicant. Convictions for Class A, B, or C felonies within the last 10 years are ineligible for employment as a CNA in the state of Maine. If the Class A, B, or C felony is older than 10 years it is possible to be hired as a CNA in Maine, however, the charge will remain on your record at the CNA Registry for life.  Please consider this when you apply for admission.

Interested candidates must submit a completed, application package (with $21.00 non-refundable, application fee) by the following deadlines:

  • Spring semester – 1st Friday in January
  • Summer semester – 1st Friday in May
  • Fall semester - 1st Friday in August

Completed application packets will be applied to the next available CNA class. Application package is available at the office or link below. Application packets will not be mailed out.

CNA Application Packet

UTC Adult Ed CNA Informational Brochure

* This program has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits. * GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Certified Nursing Assistant - Medications (CNA-Med Tech)


We are currently taking applications for Certified Nursing Assistant - Medications (CNA-M).

The purpose of this course is to teach experienced certified nursing assistants to administer selected non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age and older. This complex nursing task shall be performed under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed nurse only in long term care nursing facilities, state mental health institutions, county jails and state correctional facilities and assistive living settings.

The 120 hour (60 hours of theory/classroom; 20 hours of skill laboratory and 40 hours of clinical experience) is Maine State Board of Nursing approved, using the Standardized Medication Course for Certified Nursing Assistants curriculum.

Application requirements:

  • A letter from the CNA registry stating you (student) are on the registry and in good standing
  • Evidence of tenth grade competency level on the CASAS (Reading and Comprehension):
  • o   Bangor Adult Ed / Bangor Learning Center - (207) 941-6315
  • o   Riverside Adult Ed Partnership – (207) 866-4119
  • Signed, references from two (2) supervising, registered, professional nurses regarding each applicant’s dependable work habits
  • An employment verification letter from your human resources department, stating that you have worked the equivalent (2080 hours) of one year’s, full-time employment as a CNA. Employment history needs to include start and end date (if applicable), and either hours per week worked or total hours worked.
  • A copy of your facility’s State of Maine license
  • A copy of your facility’s clinical instructor’s (must be registered professional nurses) resume’. See Chapter 5 Regulations Relating to Training Programs and Delegation by Registered Professional Nurse of Selected Nursing Tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Clinical hours will the follow completion of course theory and Lab at your employing facility. A Correlated, Supervised Clinical Experience Agreement (UTC form) between your employing facility and United Technologies Center, MVR #4 Adult Education will need to be in place before clinical experience begins.
  • Signed, clinical instructor’s letter (UTC form)

Instructor: TBA

Class/ labs schedule: TBA

Please call UTC Adult Ed at (207) 947-6474 for more information

* This program has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits. * GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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