Nursing Assistant

SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsThe Nursing Assistant Program at Southwest Technical College introduces students to patient care.  The classroom lectures will prepare you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to properly care for patients and residents. With multiple hours of hands-on clinicals, you will assist patients and residents with meals, hygiene, mobility needs, and the taking of vital signs all while under the supervision of a nurse.

Cost: $490.40
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. 

Program Length: 114 hours (90 classroom / 24 clinical – Approximately 3 academic months.)


Start Dates: There are three defined start dates throughout the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.
Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Details:

Program Outcome:

• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

Industry Certification:

• Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to obtain state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) with written and skills evaluations.

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

 Nursing Assistants

Taylor Sorensen
Nursing Assistant Program Lead

Nursing Assistant Clinical Instructors:
LeeAnn Adams
Elizabeth Hatfield
Karen Houskeeper
Elizabeth Humpherys
Kathy Hunter


High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


Completion Rate (2018-Main Campus)


Placement Rate (2018-Main Campus)


Licensure Rate (2018-Main Campus)

I wanted to do more and I looked into Southwest Technical College. It has been the best decision that I have ever made. I wish I had done it years ago. If there’s any reason that you’re considering doing something different, give it a try and go for it. I’m so excited about my future.

Mishelle Cacho

Health Professions Graduate

Highlight Videos

Student Highlight – Natalie Fox

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

Ensign Services

Iron County Rehab and Nursing


coe-logoSouthwest Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at