How it Works - CNA Program
CNA classes are offered every semester.
Four-week courses are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. four days a week.
Eight-to-16-week courses have varying schedules:
- Three days per week from 5 to 9 p.m.
- Two days per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Online classes meet on their scheduled day(s). Clinical days and times are determined by class instructor.
Check your course schedule for class location. Most classes are held at Olathe Health Education Center. Some classes may be offered at Lawrence Centennial School.
Olathe Health Education Center - OHEC
21201 W. 152nd St.
Olathe, KS 66061
Lawrence Centennial School - LCS
2145 Louisiana St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
First Day of Class
You must provide copies of the following (for more information see Additional Costs):
- Current TB skin test results or negative x-ray
- Current CPR for Health Care Providers certification card
- Social Security Card
- Liability Insurance Receipt
What to Expect
- Our programs have state-mandated minimum hour requirements. As you plan for enrollment in a Health Occupations class, be sure that your schedule is free of anything that would conflict with class and/or clinical times. Clinical time is mandatory. In most cases, an absence will result in the student being dropped.
- There will be tests daily or weekly depending on the length of the program.
- Clinical experiences are scheduled at long-term care facilities as part of the course.
- In the laboratory and clinical experience, you will be expected to have physical strength that includes the ability to push and pull 50 lbs., support 50 lbs., lift 50 lbs., move light objects weighing up to 10 lobs., move heavy objects weighing from 11 to 50 lbs., and carry up to 25 lbs., to frequently stop/kneel/crouch and stand or walk as needed
- After successful completion of the course, you will be prepared to take the Kansas State CNA exam. The exams are scheduled after the end date of the course and are administered on Fridays only.