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Certified Nurse Aide HCA A105 Course

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Thank you for your interest in the HCA A105 Certified Nursing Assistant course being offered at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

The course is a six-credit course that prepares students to become an Alaska State Certified Nurse Aide. The course includes CPR training, medical terminology, basic anatomy, first aid, and skills labs. Students receive on-site clinical training at local health care facilities.

When will the course be offered?

The course is offered each semester with classes typically held in the evening in the first half of the semester and clinicals held in the second half of the semester on the weekend.  Current class schedules are available on UAOnline. This schedule is the most up to date and has complete class information available.

How much does the course cost?

The base cost of the course is $1338 excluding student fees, textbooks, and parking costs.  Students can expect approximately $1800 in course-related expenses.

Are there any course prerequisites?

Prospective students must meet writing and mathematics placement requirements.  Students are required to have an English placement of WRTG A090 or higher and MATH A055 or higher.  Prerequisites must be able to be verified through the Accuplacer exam, Aleks exam, or previous college credits. If you need help understanding these requirements, call the School of Allied Health at 907-786-4346 or email

What are the requirements to be eligible for the course?

All students registering for this course will need to submit immunizations and BLS CPR certification to the department prior to attending clinical practicum. If you need help understanding these requirements, please call the School of Allied Health at 907-786-4346 or email

I’m interested, how do I get started?

If you are a current UAA student and meet prerequisite requirements, please call the School of Allied Health at 907-786-4346 or email to request department approval.  Upon approval, current students will be able to register for the course on UAOnline.

New students to UAA will need to apply for admission as a non-degree seeking student.  Applying for admissions as a non-degree seeking student is a free process. However, non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

I have more questions, who can I call?

Please call our office for additional information at 907-786-4346 or email