Katie Fazio
Healthcare Continuing Education
Training Manager
Office: U-2002N
Phone: (815) 280-2463 
Email: mfazio@jjc.edu

Chris Chierigatti
Clerk, Health Care Continuing Education
Phone: (815) 280-2336
Office: U-2002N
E-mail: cchierig@jjc.edu

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program Information 

Nursing assistant speaking with patient 

The JJC Certified Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to administer patient care as a member of a nursing team in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other extended care facilities. A nurse assistant will help with the routine care and treatment of persons who are sick, disabled, or infirmed.

The program is offered to students who:

  • are at least 16 years of age 
  • speak the English language
  • have a minimum of an eighth-grade education

For more course information, including schedules and an expense list, visit the Allied Health home page

  • Beginning with Spring 2014 registration, all students interested in registering for NA 101 (Certified Nurse Assistant) must either view the online orientation and quiz (see PDF below) or attend an in-person session prior to registering. Dates and times for the orientation sessions can be found on the Allied Health home page (see link above)
  • Take the NA101 Orientation (PDF)

View Degree Requirements

Current research and trends show excellent job prospects for nurse assistants. Recent occupational projections rank nurse assistants as one of the leading occupations in the health care field. The employment growth is partly attributed to the long-term care needs of an aging population. 

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Department of Public Health have approved the JJC Certified Nurse Assistant program. The number of hours students spend in the classroom and clinical setting exceeds the state requirement of 120 hours.

The Illinois Department of Public Health state competency examination must be taken after successful completion of NA 101 in order for students to earn their certification.

Illinois Nurse Assistant State Competency Exam Pass Rates: (includes scores from JJC Main Campus, Romeoville Campus, and Joliet Township High School Dual Credit classes):

2011: 97%        2012: 93%       2013: 94%


Financial Aid Information

JJC Workforce Development
214 North Ottawa Street, 5th Floor Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: (815) 280-1440
Tuition, books and materials for those who qualify.

Workforce Development Council of Will County
214 North Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: (815) 727-4444
Government sponsored for those who qualify.

Will County Center for Community Concerns
304 N Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 722-0722
Site: www.wcccc.net
Must be Will County low income resident to qualify.

Grundy County Workforce Services
1715 N. Division, Suite 104
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: (815) 942-0566
Tuition, books and materials for those who qualify.

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