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Health Sciences Institute

Entry Level Career Training and Nursing Related Programs
a group of happy health sciences students

What is Health Science Noncredit?

Health science noncredit are continuing education and high quality training programs that enable individuals to learn new skills or refresh previous learned skills which can be applied immediately on the job or utilized for future professional development. Health sciences at MC offers a variety of classes designed for the general public who want to earn a certificate in one of our many healthcare career fields in just a few weeks. Health Science noncredit are introductory courses allowing you to pursue your aspirations to become a healthcare professional such as a registered nurse or stand alone career as a certified healthcare professional.

Montgomery College has been at the forefront of workforce development, empowering our students to transform their lives and to enrich communities through dynamic program offerings designed to put our graduates to work. We will continue to focus on innovation, excellence, and impact. We are working tirelessly to ensure each student finishes strong!. Daytime, evening, and weekend classes are available.

NEW Class: Train the Trainer: Preparing CNAs for Success

Meet the Maryland Board of Nursing faculty requirements for teaching CNA programs. 

This course is designed to meet the Maryland Board of Nursing faculty requirements for teaching in CNA programs. This 24-hour program for RNs combines classroom learning, instructional technology, and a learning lab where you will demonstrate competency in applying knowledge of the principles of adult learning and methods of instruction. This class is for students who have at least two years’ experience (one in long-term care) and a desire to instruct in an approved CNA program. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
  • Course: NUR 065,  24 Hours
  • CRN# 12019
  • Dates: August 13 - August 24, 2024, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
  • Times: T, R (5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) S (9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.)
  • Cost: $280 tuition + $80 fee = $360; non-Md. residents add $160
  • Location: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Printable Registration Form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) which you can either mail or fax (instructions on form). Questions? Email: or call 240-567-3953. 

Health Sciences Virtual Open House

Learn about MC’s health career programs from our recorded virtual open house event.

Additional program specific sessions:

CNA/GNA and Nurse Refresher Orientations 

CNA/GNA and nurse referrer orientations are now online. Start by filling  out either the CNA/GNA Interest Indicator Form or the Nurse Refresher Interest Indicator Form to gain access to the orientation information. Upon submission of the form(s), you will be sent a link to orientation Information. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

CNA/GNA Interest Indicator Form


Nurse Refresher Interest Indicator Form


Registration for Summer 2024 is open now.

For more information check the Health Sciences Brochure & Schedulenew window.

New! GNA Exam/Skills Prep course. This class is designed for the Certified Nursing Assistant or student nurses who want to prepare to pass the Geriatric Nurse Assistant (GNA) skills and written examination.

New! Transition to acute care training for professional healthcare workers Course. This course is designed for RNs, pharmacology techs, surgical techs, and ultrasound techs, just to name a few, to ease into the transition roles of working in sub-acute, long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, urgent care and surgical centers.

Maryland Workforce Development Course Sequence Scholarship a possible opportunity for you. 

Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) 
Did you know that if your course costs more than $900 you may be able to pay in installments? Learn more about the Tuition Installment Plan

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Health Sciences Institute Noncredit Programs

Health Career Training Programs 

Students have the opportunity to learn an entry level skill in the field of health sciences such as dialysis, EKG, phlebotomy, or pharmacy technician. The Clinical Medical Assistant Program includes a lab and a clinical externship. Other options include a healthcare access & registration professional program, and physical therapy & occupational therapy aide. Do you need to prepare for the TEAS tests or wellness training? Learn more about health career training programs.

Nursing Related Programs

Nursing related courses include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) classroom and clinical,  CPR & first aid training, nursing refresher classroom, lab, and clinical for nurses wishing to reenter the field, NCLEX RN Review, and additional  nursing  courses. Learn more about nursing related courses.