Nursing Assistant Programs
Nursing assistants are important health care professionals who handle day-to-day care of patients. There is currently high demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Acute Care Nursing Assistants, and Certified Home Health Aides in southern California and throughout the state. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists nursing assistants as one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Opportunities for work and upward mobility in healthcare will provide you both job security and exciting challenges for many years to come.
The CNA and CHHA programs are both licensed through the State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification Section. The public, prospective students, and applicants can access information and all requirements and forms at:
Certified Nursing Assistants handle day-to-day care of patients. The program is state approved and prepares students to work as an entry-level health care provider to patients in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities. The course includes 58 hours of theory and 108 hours of clinical segments. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. The course is offered multiple times a year. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation.
CNA November 2018
Mandatory Orientations are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:00PM or Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:00PM. Orientations will be held in Building 28A-103.
Please arrive on time, late arrivals will not be admitted. Parking is available in Lot D, there is a $4.00 parking fee.
CNA November schedule 5 1/2 weeks of Theory: Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs, 5:00PM to 9:40PM, 6 weeks of Clinicals : Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
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The Acute Care Nursing Assistant is a CNA who works in various departments of acute care hospitals. The class is an additional 96 hours including 32 hours of theory and 64 hours of clinical. Students who take the CNA program and pass the State Exam are eligible for the program. Space for the course is limited and students are accepted through a lottery system.
A student who is already a CNA is eligible to take this course. The course is state approved which includes 21 hours of theory and 21 hours of clinical. Once certified, a home health aide can be employed to care for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems in the setting of the client's home.
Other Health Programs
This training prepares the student to become a Personal Care Aide/Caregiver in 7-8 weeks. The program is designed to prepare students to assist elderly, disabled, or ill individuals living at home, in an assisted living facility, or at an adult day center. Students will learn skills in personal hygiene, safe transfer techniques, and stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. The course is typically offered four times a year. For more information, call (909) 274-4220 or email stvAT_mtsac.edu.
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of working in a physical therapy setting with patients who need rehabilitation from an injury or accident. The course includes medical terminology used in the profession. The course is approximately 12 weeks and typically offered three times a year. Class is located at our Mt. SAC Early College Academy, 2226 E. Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.