WDT offers classes to prepare you for the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam!

Taking classes at WDT is a great way to prepare yourself for the CNA Exam and put you on the pathway to a career in healthcare. These classes are designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and clinical experience necessary to provide safe patient care at an introductory level. They are offered to WDT students and to the general public. Take them as part of a larger healthcare program, or individually as a test-preparation method. Either way, you’ll be ready for the CNA Exam!

This program prepares students for careers caring for individuals with disabilities, illnesses, impairments, and other health care needs. The CNA is responsible for basic needs care for patients or residents in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes, and others. Care includes monitoring vital signs, personal grooming and cleanliness as well as basic nursing procedures.

With an aging population, the need for CNAs is on the rise. Demand in South Dakota is expected to grow by 10.2% by 2020. WDT’s CNA classes are also prerequisites to the Practical Nursing degree.


Classes offered:

HC124 Introduction to Patient Care (1 credit)

HC126 Introduction to Patient Care Lab and Clinical (2 credits)


For more information contact Wanda Roe at or (605) 718-2963.

For information about financial aid availability contact or (605) 394-4034.


This program is supported by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and training Administration.  The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.  Western Dakota Tech’s individual grant of $2,058,946 funds 100% of their portion of the South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium project.