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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Course Description

This State-Approved Course Provides

  • Concepts of basic human needs, health and/or illness continuum and basic personal care skills.
  • Theory with skills demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting and simulated clinicals.
  • Understanding of the role of the nursing assistant in a long-term care facility and working with various populations.
  • Overview of the nursing assistant's role in home care.
  • Identification of issues related to working in homes (i.e., adjustments to delivering personal care, food and nutrition, and homemaking responsibilities).
  • State Exam Administration: The course concludes with the MN Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation for NA/HHA. Individuals successfully completing the examination will be placed on the MN Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry.
  • Course Fee Includes:
    • 6 Weeks/80 hours of instruction (Hybrid: In-Person Labs/Clinicals, Virtual Lectures via Zoom and Online Learning via D2L)
    • Textbook and supplies
    • Nursing State Exam Administration (MN Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation for NA/HHA)
    • Medical Scrubs


  • Qualifying reading assessment score via the Accuplacer exam in the HTC Testing Center, or transcripts confirming qualifications for a test waiver (See below for further instructions on the test scheduling and test waiver process).
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Ability to lift and move 25 lbs.

Test Scheduling and Test Waiver instructions:

Prior to registration, you must either take the Accuplacer Reading exam (available at the HTC Testing Center free of charge) or provide copies of official transcripts confirming qualifications for a test waiver.

  • Prerequisite Qualifications:
    • Hennepin Tech Accuplacer Exam Passing Score:
      • Classic Test: 56 or Higher
      • Next Gen Test: 235 or Higher
    • If you have transcripts confirming completion of a college-level English course with a C letter grade or higher, you may qualify for a test waiver.

To initiate the test waiver or Accuplacer exam scheduling process, please email CTS Registration at CTS.Registration@HennepinTech.edu and identify the course you are interested in registering for. CTS Registration will serve as the liaison for exam scheduling through the Hennepin Tech Testing Center and will assess test waiver qualifications. Upon presenting your passing test score or waiver verification to CTS Registration, CTS will maintain copies of these documents and move forward in processing course registration (See below for detailed course registration instructions).

Financial Assistance

This course is approved under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allowing qualifying participants to receive tuition reimbursement. To determine your eligibility status, please contact your local CareerForce center:


Julia Kennedy, CareerForce Employment Counselor

Email: jkennedy@co.carver.mn.us

Phone: 952-361-1719 or 651-279-2372

To locate other CareerForce centers in your area, go to Career Force MN

Please note that courses offered through Continuing Education and Customized Training are not Financial Aid eligible; however, as noted above, you may seek funding or other assistance from an outside source such as a Government Program, Workforce Agency, Employment Center or Employer.

Course Registration Instructions:

  • Personal Payment (i.e., tuition being covered out-of-pocket, and not by an outside source):
    • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" below and follow the remaining payment prompts
  • 3rd Party Payment (i.e., tuition being covered by an outside source such as a Government Program, Workforce Agency, Employment Center or Employer):
    • Please email the following information to cts.registration@hennepintech.edu:
      • The course name you are interested in registered for
      • A completed CTS Registration FOrm (See below "Registration Forms" section)
      • A completed payment form from the 3rd party funding source:
        • 3rd Party Payment Form Options:
          • CTS 3rd Party Authorization for Payment Form (See below "Registration Forms" section), or...
          • Other Forms: Apply PO or Payment Authorization Form provided by the 3rd party organization

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Registration Forms

Please download and complete the appropriate form(s):