Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Menomonie HS

Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and Menomonie high school have partnered to offer incoming high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC's technical degree programs and transfer to other universities. By successfully completing this course and passing the CNA Certification Test (written and skills), students will have the credential to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Students will prepare for the Wisconsin Certification exam. The nursing assistant course is a prerequisite for many associate degree health programs. There are many job opportunities for CNAs.


Lecture/Lab (Menomonie High School): Dates: January 24 - March 4, 2022 | Monday-Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Note: Students may be required to watch videos related to the course content outside of scheduled class periods.

Clinical (Neighbors of Dunn County): Dates: March 7 - March 10, 2022 | Monday - Thursday | 4-9 p.m.
*Students need to be 16 years of age by the time the clinical begins.


State Attendance Requirement
Students are allowed to miss two classes, but are required to make up the missed time. Failure to make up missed time will result in course failure. If a third class or clinical session is missed, the student will fail the course. Clinical time must be made up at the clinical site, and not with a written assignment. Students may attend a lecture, lab or clinical session with another instructor to avoid grading deductions. Students are responsible to coordinate make up times with their instructor. In case of documented illness or emergency, a waiver may be granted.

CNA Requirements: 

Students must pass Tuberculin Skin (TB) tests (initial test and reading 48-72 hours after initial test) that may be administered by a qualified school nurse or may be contracted out to an outside vendor.  The second test is given at least 7 days after first test is administered, and then read 48-72 hours after placement.

School districts may pay for the TB test and reading, or may require students to pay for this requirement. 

Form(s)/Information Needed:

  • Two-Step TB form-provided by the instructor or test provider.
  • Student social security or student number

Students must pass a certified Background Check.  The preferred vendor for this check is CastleBranch.   Students must go to www.CastleBranch.com to complete the background check.  There they complete a Background Information (BID) form.  

Please contact your school district to find out their approach to fulfill these requirements.

Just the Facts

Spring 2022
2 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
January 24 - March 10, 2022

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Classroom Location //
Menomonie High School

Clinical Days //
Mon - Thurs

Clinical Location //
Neighbors of Dunn County

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Still have questions? Please contact Ken Parker at 715-858-1826 for more information.