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Portland Adult Education

Maine Medical Center CNA Apprentice Training Program

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The Maine Medical Center (MMC) CNA apprentice training program is sponsored by MMC’s Nursing Academic Affairs, in partnership with Portland Adult Education. MMC has provided expert training for CNAs since 1998. Successful graduates may become certified by the Maine Registry of CNAs.

The 7-week, state-approved course is offered six times per year at no charge to students. Upon successful completion of the course and if offered a position, students are expected to work as a CNA at MMC for a minimum of 1 year, at least 20 hours per week.

Students attend 4 days a week in Westbrook or Portland: 

  • 4 days of class time during weeks 1 and 2.
  • 2 days of class time and 2 days of clinical time starting week 3 through end of week 7.
    • Class days are 8 AM – 3 PM in Westbrook
    • Clinical days are 7 AM – 2:30 PM in Portland

Students are paid $17/hour plus benefits for the duration of the class (187 total hours). There is NO charge for this program, or for textbooks.


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Prerequisites: CASAS score of 240+, attendance of a required information session, valid and current US work authorization, approved application including two letters of reference, high school diploma or equivalent, immunizations required

To begin your application: please click here and follow the application instructions. 

The January session is tenatively scheduled at this time. Please contact MMC for more information at or 207-662-2483.

  • Jan 8 - Feb 23rd, 2024
    Mon - Thu for 7 weeks from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

MMC in Westbrook and Portland

22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04101 Get directions

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