The next program start date is May 2023.

Archbold Medical Center has partnered with Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) to increase the number of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) in our system. SRTC will provide coursework as well as clinical hours required for the program. This program also includes Certified Medication Assistant training. SRTC will assist the students with required onsite testing once the program is complete.

Two (2) five-week courses will be taught each semester with a total of fourteen students per class. Students that participate in the five-week training program will be hired as Archbold employees while earning CNA credit hours.

  • Students that are selected will receive $2,700 in scholarship funds, which will include the CNA program, books and materials, scrubs and testing fees.
  • Students will earn an hourly wage while completing 150 hours of coursework and clinical hours.
  • Students will be required to work up to 4 hours per week at Archbold to meet apprenticeship requirements.
  • Students will be required to sign a contract stating they will work for the organization for two years after certification is obtained.
  • All CNA requirements outlined by the State of Georgia will be followed.
  • Upon program completion, graduates will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Once the student is certified, they will be placed at an Archbold Long-Term Care Facility. The pay rate will be increased to CNA pay. If the student does not pass, they will work at one of Archbold’s acute care facilities until licensure is obtained.
  • CNAs, employed by Archbold, depending on the facility where they are placed, will work 12-hour shifts, day or night, any day of the week, including weekends and holidays.

Program Schedule

NAA1 TCC -Nurse Accelerated TCC

  • NAST 2100 - 5-week class
    • Monday & Tuesday 8am – 4pm
    • Wednesday & Thursday 8am – 5pm
  • ALHS 1090- Medical Terminology - 5-week class
    • Online

1st Cohort: Max is 14 students

Weeks 1-5: Nurse Aid

Weeks 6-7: Certified Medication Aid (CMA)

Week 7: CNA Testing

Second Cohort: Max is 14 students

Weeks 11-15: Nurse Aid

Week 16-17: Certified Medication Aid (CMA)

Week 17: CNA Testing

Experience /Qualifications

Archbold will screen all applicants following standard employment practices, including a face-to-face interview with program staff and the Archbold Human Resources department. In addition, candidates must also meet all of the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to pass reading/math skill assessments
  • Cannot be enrolled in any other college courses during the program
  • Must have a clear background
  • Must pass employment physical and drug screen

How to apply

The Program Application is available now! Applicants must apply using the application listed under the Nursing Home location that they wish to work for after graduation and a certification: Glenn Mor in Thomasville, Pelham Parkway in Pelham or Mitchell Convalescent in Camilla. Registration for the May 2023 class opens on Friday, March 10, 2023.

To apply for the program, choose the application under one of our three Nursing Home job listings.

IMPORTANT: NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. If you have questions about the program, please email your questions to All responses will be made by email within one week of receipt. Due to the volume of applications for this program, also allow one full week for an email response to your application. Only those who submit a completed application online will be considered for the program.