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​Nursing: Nursing Assistant Training Program Skills Certificate 201​7-1​8


Nursing: Nursing Assistant Training Program Skills Certificate

Schoolcraft program code # ​CRT.00321

The Nursing Assistant Preparation course is open only to students who are officially admitted to the nursing assistant training program college. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or for more information.

Students may take the Nursing Assistant Preparation course (NATP 110) alone or may complete the course along with the other courses listed if a Schoolcraft skills certificate is desired. Both options provide students with eligibility to take the state CENA (competency evaluated nursing assistant) exam. The state of Michigan exam is comprised of written and clinical skills evaluations.

This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level nursing assistant position with potential for employment opportunities primarily in extended care facilities with some application to hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and patients' homes. Classroom lectures, hands-on practice of skills as well as supervised experience in an extended care facility are provided. This program meets federal and state requirements and is offered at the Livonia campus.

Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them and assist with meeting any financial aid requirements per semester. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on first attempt, and pass a criminal background check. Computerized testing is required during this course. All required courses for the Schoolcraft College skills certificate option must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.

First Year - Fall Semester
NATP 110
Nursing Assistant Preparation
BIOL 236*
Human Anatomy and Physiology
HUM 106 
Introduction to Art and Music

Total Credits:  16 

​Program Total 16 Credits

* Students who may transfer to a baccalaureate program should elect the BIOL 237–238 Anatomy & Physiology course sequence. BIOL 236 or the BIOL 237-238 combination must be completed with a 3.0 or better for future nursing program admission.

All courses may be applied toward the associate in general studies degree.


Job Outlook

National Median Salaries for Nursing Positions

  • LPN: $41,540
  • RN: $65,470

Unless otherwise specified, salary data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, or Career Cruising, an online resource available through our Career Services office ( services). Earnings may vary based on experience, education and location.

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