Printed on 9/27/2021

30-543-1 Technical Diploma (TD)
Full Time
3 Credits
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day and Evening
Also Offered in Accelerated Format
Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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A nursing assistant is an essential member of the healthcare team. This program will help you learn how to provide for the personal care and comfort of people with health problems. You will learn to bathe, dress, feed, mobilize and transport people; obtain pulse and temperature; and report observations and reactions to the health care team. Nursing assistants prepare equipment, take care of the patient’s room and keep patient records. In this role, you may assist clients with dementia and rehabilitation needs, and provide restorative care to help them maintain their independence. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the certification exam. You will have a variety of employment options as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). To apply, begin by clicking on the Start Pre-Application.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nurse Aid
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Personal Care Worker


Estimated Program Cost

Nursing Assistant

This program will cost about $529.60*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $391.00*.

Textbooks will cost about $79.15*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


Check Program Availability *

Nursing Assistant

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Background Check

    A background check will be ordered on your behalf after you complete the pre-application; Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical experience.

    Health Requirements

    The immunization requirements are available through your E*Value homepage and must be completed and uploaded into the E*Value system for approval.

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Communicate effectively with clients, family, and co-workers
    • Protect rights of clients
    • Demonstrate ethical and legal responsibilities
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment
    • Provide holistic, safe care to diverse populations
    • Demonstrate reporting and documentation
    • Assist clients with rehabilitation and restorative care
    • Provide safe care for clients with acute and chronic health conditions
    • Complete educational requirements for the WI NA competency evaluation
  • Program Accreditation/Certification
    Upon graduation and successful completion of the Wisconsin Nurse Aide competency exam, you are qualified to work as a nursing assistant or home health aide in a hospital, nursing home, home care or other health care agencies.
  • Additional Information
    Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical experience.

    Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.

    To be successful and safe in this program, students must meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (high intermediate at minimum, with advanced level preferred). Students who do not meet these requirements can get help by enrolling in FVTC’s [Intensive English program](

    **Attention High School Students:** You are eligible to enroll in a nursing assistant class if you are 16 years old or older.

    Veterans – check with the FVTC Veterans Resource Center at 920-735-5651 or []( to see if your VA benefits can be used for this program.

    Some course options are available in a shorter timeframe, so you can get your Nursing Assistant technical diploma even faster.

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.