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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



  • 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

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator.
  • Positive Placement Rate: 91.3%

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

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.

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