Continuing Education Health Programs

Physical Therapist Aide

The Physical Therapist Aide Certificate will provide students with a basic understanding or working in a physical therapy setting with patients who need rehabilitation from illness or accident.  The course includes medical terminology used in the profession and optional career development component.

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:

Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification

In-Home Support Services

This course trains students to become a caregiver in a home environment or in an assisted living facility. Students learn communication skills, maintenance of a healthy environment, basic nutrition, and procedures for emergencies.  Getting started in this course requires attendance at a mandatory orientation session.  For more information and to be notified of future sessions, please call (909) 274-4845 or email

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program at Mt. Sac provides the participant with the knowledge and skills to be eligible to take the state certification exam and work as an entry level healthcare provider with individuals, in a long-term care facility. Course content may increase chances for successful admission to an LVN or RN Program. For more information , call (909) 274-5757.



  • Our next CNA course will start June 5, 2018For more information, call (909) 274-5757.


Certified Home Health Aide

The Certified Home Health Aide class is 40 hours additional training which includes 20 hours each of theory and clinical.  Upon completion, the student will be certified as a Home Health Aide. Mt. SAC students who complete the CNA course and pass the state exam may continue into this course.

Acute Care Nurse Assistant

The Acute Care Nurse Assistant is a CNA who works in various departments of acute care hospitals, within the scope of practice of the CNA.  Mt. SAC students who complete the CNA course and pass the state exam may continue into this course.   **Lottery system is done to determine who gets into the program due to a small number of available spots.