Eunice Career & Technical Education Center

Certified Nurse Assistant

Pathway: Health Sciences

Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Join us at ECTEC to explore your options. Students take both courses in the course of one year. Learn CPR, how to take vital signs, and how to perform basic patient care skills. Students will also learn phlebotomy and EKG as well as the requirements to earn their Certified Nurse Assistant and Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant credentials. 

What Are the Primary Job Duties for CNAs?

 Under the supervision of licensed staff, CNAs perform patient-centered tasks that include:

  • Taking patients’ blood pressure

  • Checking heart rate and pulse

  • Assisting with bathing and toileting

  • Managing and monitoring food intake

  • Assisting with dressing and exercising

  • Providing social interactions and support

  • Documenting basic care activities

Certification: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Earn dual enrollment credits through South Louisiana CommunityCollege and get a head start on your future career.


  • 11th and 12th graders

  • Age 16 by September 1 

  • Up-to-date immunization records

  • State background check & fingerprinting 

  • State identification card (could be driver's license)

  • Physical examination obtain through own insurance

  • TB Skin Test

Average Salary --$15.00/hr