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Adults and High School Seniors

MNTC's Pre-Nursing program prepares high school Seniors and adult students to earn their certification in the health field with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as an AUA (Advanced Unlicensed Assistant). The AUA performs an assistive role to licensed nurses in acute care settings. Selected advanced skills, legal and ethical aspects of health care and appropriate personal behaviors are presented in a format combining classroom instruction, lab exercises and clinical applications. Students can earn advanced standing in MNTC’s Practical Nursing program, if accepted and can satisfy prerequisites. High school and college Anatomy & Physiology credit is available.

Students who successfully complete this program have opportunities to become employed in the Moore, Norman, and Oklahoma City Metro health industries.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school seniors and adults only. 

High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
First Aid
Anatomy & Physiology 
Medical Terminology
Concepts of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing/AUA Prep
Advanced Unlicensed Assistant
Total Class Hours: 525
 Course may be available for academic and/or Oklahoma’s Promise credit.



  • Clinical Transportation
  • Current Immunizations
  • Students must be 17 years old by the first day of class or have Assistant Director approval
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Class Times

  • Start Date: August 
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • Adults: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS: 9:15 - 12:05
    • MPS: 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

Certifications Available:

  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant (AUA)
  • ASHI Medic Update First Aid

College Credit

You may be able to receive college credit through Prior Learning Assessment.
College Connection has more information.

AUA Certification can count as preference point(s) for college/technology center health acceptance program.


Is this program right for me?


  • Manual Dexterity
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Visualization
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Information Ordering
  • Selective Attention
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator.
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Advanced Unlicensed Assistant




Potential Wages

  • US - $9.94 - $18.57 Hourly; $20,680 - $38,630 Annually

  • OK - $9.58 - $14.98 Hourly; $19,920 - $31,160 Annually

SOC Code: 31-1014.00 - Nursing Assistants

Career Profile

Pre-Nursing Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are clinicals required? Do students have to provide their own transportation?

A: Yes, clinicals are required. Students are required to provide their own transportation to their assigned clinical location. Clinical work varies by location across the Oklahoma City metro.

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Does the Pre-Nursing program qualify for financial aid?

A:  No, this program does not meet the required hours for financial aid. You may request a payment plan with our Bursar Office.

Q: How long will it take to complete this program?

A: One year (two semesters) if going full time and two years (four semesters) if going part time.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I can't attend during the daytime, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.