CNA Orientation Sessions

    Dutchess Community College is proud to offer several CNA training sessions per year. Our students receive classroom instruction at the Family Partnership (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie), and complete clinical hours in a variety of settings.

    In order to qualify to register, interested individuals must attend an orientation session. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below for the date you wish to attend.

    You may contact the coordinator of the program, Professor Grutzner, directly for more information: 

    Applicants to the program must also successfully complete a reading comprehension test or submit an unofficial college transcript. The Office of Academic Services and Testing will be offering remote testing services. Please visit for further instructions on how to make an appointment for your reading test. When making the appointment, indicate that it is for reading for the CNA program.