A CNA class is forming now in Norton that will be held from Nov. 14 - Dec. 22, 2022. Follow the steps below to enroll in AL104 section 49. For assistance, contact the Trojan Advising Center.

Thank you for your interest in the Colby Community College CNA and CMA certificate programs. Students have used these courses for developing job entry skills, updating professional training, or serving as a stepping stone for further education in nursing and other medical professions.

Please review the information below and feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Cathy McVey
CNA Coordinator
(785) 460-5446
Sandra Koon
Academic Advisor
(785) 460-5513

Checklist for Enrollment

  1. Submit an admission application, if you haven’t done so already.

    The High School Student Application should be used for students who want to take CCC classes before graduating from high school. It is important for high school students to use this application to have tuition waived under the Kansas Board of Regents' CTE program.

    All other students not enrolled in high school classes should use the standard Application for Admission to Colby Community College.

  2. Once you receive your Student ID via your acceptance email from CCC Admissions,  you may enroll via TrojanWeb. See the TrojanWeb guide for assistance.
  3. You will proceed by ordering your books via A step-by-step guide on How to Order is available.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA - AL104) 

(5 credit hours) Successful completion of this course enables the student to perform basic nursing skills in a supervised setting. The student applies the fundamental nursing care concepts in a lab and clinical setting. The student prepares to meet the basic physiological and psychological needs of individuals in a healthcare setting. The student explores the regulations and requirements for providing care in a nursing facility. The students' successful completion of this 90-hour course enables them to take the Kansas Certified Nurse Aide exam for licensure.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA - AL110)

Prerequisites: Certified Nurse Assistant licensure and a reading level of eighth grade or above.

(4 credit hours) Successful completion of this course will enable the student to take the Kansas Certified Medication Assistant exam for licensure. The student will perform mathematical functions. These include learning and converting both the metric and apothecary systems and medication calculations. The student practices medication administration skills in a supervised setting. the student explores drug categories and basic pharmacology. The student will review body systems functions in this course.


Students must be able to complete all online coursework and attend ALL labs and clinical sessions in person. It is important for a student to know the schedule before enrolling.

Age Minimum Students in the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) class must be at least 16 years of age by the course end date. Certified Medical Aide (CMA) students must be at least 18 years of age by the time clinicals and labs begin.

Flu Vaccination A flu vaccination may be required by the clinical facility during the fall/winter months.

COVID-19 Vaccination Due to federal law, a COVID-19 vaccination is required. It is highly recommended that a student be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start of clinicals. Students seeking a religious or medical exemption will be provided with information at the beginning of the course.

Physical Requirements To provide safe, effective resident care in a learning environment, a student must be able to lift 50 + pounds. Students with a physical limitation or pre-existing conditions must provide a medical provider’s note of medical clearance or plan to take the course at another time.

Online learners Students must be computer literate and have reliable internet accessibility to take the course online.

Class Size Only ten students per CNA course and six per CMA course are accepted into each section.

Tuition and Fees

Kansas High School Students The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offered by the Kansas Board of Regents allows high school students enrolling in the CNA and CMA courses to have tuition waived. Students just need to pay a $75.00 fee and approximately $80.00 for a textbook/workbook package. To secure this pricing, it is important for students to apply as a high school student when submitting the Application for Admission to Colby Community College. 

All Other Students Students enrolling in CNA and CMA courses will pay the current tuition rate according to residency. A $75.00 fee and approximately $80.00 for a textbook/workbook package are also required. Books are required to start the class.