certified nursing assistant

Our short-term CNA program lets you master real-world skills, where you'll learn fundamental nursing skills needed to treat and care for patients through a mix of classroom and clinical experiences.



  • Lafayette: Starts July 22, 2024 (night)
  • Abbeville: TBD (night)
  • Morgan City: TBD (day)
  • Ville Platte: TBD (night)
  • Opelousas: TBD (night)


  • 6-week course 
  • 80 hours of classroom instruction.
  • 45 hours of hands-on clinical experience. 

COST: $1,550 (You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu for information).


  • Age: 18+.
  • No High School, GED or HiSET required*

*A high school or HiSET diploma is required for most financial aid grant applications.

After completing the course, you will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aid exam.


  • Train to assist people in need of long-term healthcare.
  • Learn basic nursing skills required to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various healthcare environments.
  • Nursing Assistant training and experience will also put you on a career pathway to becoming an LPN or other healthcare professional. 

Average Salary: $25,840
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)


Want to earn a degree in nursing? Explore our ASN and LPN degree pathways.


To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this contact form or contact us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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