In Your Golden Years now offers a state-approved CNA Training Program.

Tap Into Your MotivationBecome a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in two weeks when you sign up for the Daytime Program or three weeks if you sign up for the Evening Program.

Daytime Program Hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Evening Program Hours:
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Class Location

1010 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, MI 48706
(right next door to In Your Golden Years)

2018 CNA Course Schedule

The CNA Academy Nurse Assistant Training consists of  75-clock hours. You will be given 51 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of hands-on instruction in a clinical setting.

Enrollment Criteria

  1. Must complete an application to be accepted into the school.
  2. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
  3. Applicant must be able to read, write, speak, and fully understand English.
  4. Applicant must submit to a background check going back at least 7 years.
  5. Applicant must not have a felony record.
  6. Applicant will not be accepted into the school if there is any murder, rape, theft, abuse, or illegal drug possession convictions.
  7. Applicant will undergo a TB test (paid for as part of the tuition fee) and must show negative TB results. A chest x-ray and report must also be completed  prior to the clinical program.


Pick up a registration form:
CNA Academy
1010 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, Michigan

Call to register:


CNA Academy tuition is $1,150.00.

Price includes: classroom and clinical instruction, CPR instruction and certification, background check, TB testing, drug testing, a textbook and a workbook with additional study materials.

Prospective students must pay in full by cash, check, money order, credit/debit card or via the Michigan Works “Work First Program” before the enrollment deadline. Enrolees will have the option to pay $575 prior to the enrollment deadline and $575 prior to the clinical portion of the Academy. All payments must clear prior to the class start date.

Required Supplies

You must wear scrubs (any style, any color) and closed-toe shoes. Athletic-style, comfortable shoes are recommended for clinicals. You may purchase your own stethoscope and blood pressure cuff (optional), or you may use ours during class for no additional fee.

State Exam Information

Please note: The State of Michigan exam fee is not included in the class fee.

For additional information regarding taking the State of Michigan exam to become a Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant, please visit:

The Academy will provide information regarding exam testing sites along with exam prep assistance.

Contact Us

Classes will be forming on a regular basis.
Please call for information regarding start dates: 989-391-4540.

C.N.A. stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. A C.N.A. provides hands-on care to patients in hospitals, clients in their homes for home health care agencies, and residents in long-term care settings.

No. Our classes are open to the general public.

Yes, however, please call 989-391-4540 to discuss available options to pay back your tuition fees in exchange for hours worked at In Your Golden Years.

This option will be provided on a case-by-case basis and availability is at the sole discretion of IYGY and its administrative staff.

Yes. CNA Academy is an approved Proprietary Nursing Assistant Training School through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (approval letter link goes here)

A proprietary school is a school that provide training in a specific trade, occupation or vocation are required to be licensed by the State of Michigan, Proprietary Schools Unit. Students attending these schools do not receive a degree; but may earn a certificate of completion.

You will learn the basics of nursing and how to provide high quality care to your patients. Once training is completed, you will be fully prepared for both the written and the skills necessary to take the Michigan CNA exam.

Information will be provided to you during class with a list of several different testing sites in Michigan. For more information on the state exam, please visit

Yes, every two years you must send in a license-renewal form to the state. In Michigan,  you must work a minimum of 8 hours in the last 24 months and have the work verified by a R.N. supervisor to  you renew your license before it expires. License renewal before certification expiration insure you will not have to pay for any further training.

IYGY does not guarantee employment upon completion of the CNA training program. However, we encourage all eligible applicants to apply for CNA positions at In Your Golden Years.

The Academy also has a close working relationship with many local health providers who are consistently and actively looking for qualified applicants.

Overall, the job market is very good for Certified Nursing Assistants and you are likely to find many opportunities in many different settings.

The Academy staff will keep students apprised of available opportunities.