• Nursing Assistant

    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

    The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as mental health technicians, psychiatric aides or psychiatric technicians, mental health technicians and nursing assistants.  Additional certification and licensure opportunities (i.e., Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Certified Community Health Worker and Certified Behavioral Health Technician) are noted at the end of the document under Special Notes.

    The content includes but is not limited to nursing assistant skills, physical assessment, patient teaching and education, wellness and disease concepts, HIV/AIDS, growth and development, mental illness, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, emergency and crisis intervention, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, intellectual developmental disabilities, substance abuse, group therapy, stress management, employability skills, safety and security issues, legal and ethical, therapeutic communication, documentation, clinical skills including hygiene, vital signs and CPR.


    Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT)

Program Details

  • Time to Complete: 480 hours 

    Estimated Cost: $2,441.38


    CTE Basic Skills Assessment 

    Math 9

    Reading 9

    Language 9

What you'll learn

  • Occupational Completion Points

    Basic Healthcare Worker - 90 hours

    Nurse Aide and Orderly (articulated) -  75 hours

    Mental Health Technician - 315 hours

    Central Florida Wage Statistics Source

    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Campus Offering

  • Kissimmee

Additional Requirements

  • Background Check

    10 Panel Drug Screening

    High School Diploma 

    Must be eligible to work in the United States

    Proof of Florida residency for 12 consecutive months 

Class Schedule

  • Full Time:
    7:05 am - 2:00 pm