CNA Programs in Connecticut

If you are considering starting a career as a nursing assistant you can begin your research by identifying CNA training courses in Connecticut cities near you. It is recommended that you contact each training center of interest to learn more about their program offerings, class schedules, prerequisite requirements and more.

Embarking upon a new career path is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. Many Connecticut CNA classes include 6-12 weeks of classroom study and prepare students to take the CNA certification exam upon completion. Students should master the core competencies required of a nurse aide during their training class. Courses are available throughout Connecticut to meet student’s needs.

Some CNA training classes are offered for free in exchange for a promised period of employment at the training facility upon certification. These free CNA classes are typically available through long-term care centers and assisted living nursing homes in Connecticut.

Connecticut nursing students can usually expect to pay anywhere between $500-$1500 for a CNA training course. This cost typically includes classroom hours, books and study materials. After passing the course students will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam to earn their license to practice.

Nursing Assistant Programs in Connecticut (CT)

American Red Cross – Bridgeport
60 Lafayette Street, Room 402, Bridgeport, CT 06604

American Red Cross CNA Training Program – East Hartford
205 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT

American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training – Waterbury
182 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

American Red Cross South Central Connecticut – New Haven
703 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511

CNA Classes in Connecticut Community Colleges

Tunxis Community Tech College – Farmington
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, Connecticut

Connecticut CNA Training Schools

Harris School of Business offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.


  • Certified Nurses Aide
  • Patient Care Technician Level 1
  • Professional Medical Assistant
Locations: Danbury

Get hands-on training with Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute. Our campuses in New York and Connecticut can help give you career training in a wide variety of fields, including accounting, cosmetology, criminal justice, electrical systems technology, HVAC, IT, legal assisting, massage therapy, allied health, office administration, and more.


  • Medical Assistant - Day
  • Medical Assistant - Eve
Locations: DanburyNew London

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.


  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing (Practical)
Locations: New BritainShelton

At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success. By completing one of our Automotive, Computer, Healthcare, or Trades programs, you’ll enjoy five advantages during your job search:


1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.

2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.

3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.

4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.

5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.


  • Medical Assisting
Locations: Enfield

At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.


  • Medical Assisting
  • Dental Assisting
Locations: West Hartford
Branford Hall Career Institute offers career-focused education that gives you the job skills you need to make the leap into some of today's hottest careers.


  • Medical Assistant
Locations: SouthingtonBranford


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  • Medical Assisting
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  • Clinical Medical Assistant-CERT
  • Practical Nurse (LPN)-CERT
  • Medical Office Assistant-CERT
Locations: Pittsfield
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  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

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