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Kirtland to Offer Certified Nursing Assistant Training in Tawas

Kirtland will offer its popular Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course in Tawas beginning in Summer 2013.  The six-credit-hour certification course, currently available at the Roscommon and Gaylord locations, is expanding to provide increased access to high-demand skills training in the growing healthcare field to the residents of Tawas and surrounding communities.

Through an agreement with the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA), Kirtland’s six-credit-hour CNA course will provide hands-on classroom instruction and clinical training to prepare students to take the state Certified Nursing Assistant certification examination upon successful course completion.  During the summer semester, classroom instruction will be on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the IRESA, located at 27 N. Rempert Road, Tawas City, Mich.  Clinical training at nursing home sites will be held on July 13, 20 and 27.

Registration for the space-limited program at all three locations (Roscommon, Tawas and Gaylord) is open now and the Summer 2013 semester begins May 16.  More information is available at, or by contacting or 989-275-5000, ext. 416.

Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s locations near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord, Kirtland-West Branch and in Tawas.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.


To learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact 989-275-5000, extension 258, or visit online at