The high school policy states a student must be age 16 prior to the first day of class.

DMACC offers a Nurse Aide 75 Hour course (HSC172) and an Advanced Nurse Aide 75 Hour course (HSC182). You will need to complete an admissions application (if you have not already done so) to the Liberal Arts Program, part-time status, and submit it to the DMACC Admissions Department. The following link is to the admissions application:

After you are accepted to DMACC for the CNA program, you will then need to complete the course prerequisites prior to enrolling. You can view the prerequisites and necessary forms you will need at:

If you have questions regarding the forms or the CNA class please contact Desha Nielsen by email at or by phone at 515-964-6849 or Jacqueline Melton by email at or by phone at 515-965-7162.

The following link provides the schedule of when CNA courses are offered:
• You will want to select the semester desired
• Under Subject select 'Nurse Aide Orderly'
• Then scroll down and click search; this will bring up all the Nurse Aide (CNA) classes offered during the term you selected.

For answers to specific questions regarding the registration process for the CNA courses please contact the Registration Department by email at or by phone at 515-964-6800.