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Nursing Assistant (CNA 1 and 2)

An instructor coaches a female student as she practices entry level CNA skills on healthcare mannequin in bed

Note: CNA1 and CNA 2 are not currently accepting applicants. The next cohort will begin Fall 2020. Sign up using the form on this page to be notified when registration opens again.

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides compassionate assistance to patients who need help with daily activities, often helping with mobility, personal hygiene, dietary needs, monitoring vitals, and keeping rooms clean and tidy.

Starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant can launch you into a long, stable healthcare career. PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals offers two levels of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN)-approved training:  CNA 1 and CNA 2. CNA 1s work in a variety of care settings, including assisted living, intermediate care, and skilled nursing facilities. CNA 2s have an expanded skill set that allows them to earn more, advance further, and reach employment opportunities in hospitals that often are not available to CNA 1s.

We offer day and evening classes to better accommodate your busy schedule.

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

CNA 1 and CNA 2 Schedule


Register Now

Find the CRN of your course from the class schedule. Then, register:

  • Note: CNA1 and CNA2 are not currently accepting applicants. Sign up using the form on this page to be notified when registration opens again.
  • Online: If this is your first time taking a class at PCC, create an account. If you are a returning student, log on to MyPCC and click “Register for classes,” found in your Term-to-Term Checklist, under “Register”.
  • Phone: Call 971-722-8888, option 2.

Need help? Get detailed information on how to register and how to pay.


Contact the CNA Program for questions about CNA training.