Program List

Apprenticeship Program

 Certified Nursing Assistant
Apprenticeship Program


Why apprenticeship?

On-the-job training has long been an integral part of the experience of medical personnel who work in patient care as they complete their education. Placements in real world settings allow students to apply the theory they have learned in the classroom to actual medical situations.

In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council, the WATCH Project and the Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center  (AHEC) have developed a registered CNA apprenticeship program that will help supply the health care industry with qualified nurse aides who are skilled and dedicated. This apprenticeship will allow students to train for an Advanced CNA and Geriatric Specialization that helps meet local health care industry needs.


US DOL Office of Apprenticeship


Northcentral Pennsylvania
Area Health Education Center


The apprenticeship is registered with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council, with cooperation from the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

Susque-View Home, Inc. , Lock Haven, is the first healthcare employer to implement the new registered apprenticeship program.

 Benefits of the CNA Apprenticeship Program

 For Employers

For Participants

        Experienced workers with qualified training

        Increased employee satisfaction

        Increased job retention and reduced
        staff turnover

        Patient and family satisfaction

        Hands-on training provided by experienced   

        "Earn while you learn"

        Follow a lifelong career pathway

        Earn nationally recognized industry certifications