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:

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.


Thank you for your interest in our Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA).  Our next CNA course will run from July 18, 2017, thru September 24, 2017. We will be holding two orienatinon sessions for your convienence. The dates are as follows:

         ORIENTATION SESSION 1                                                                                      ORIENTATION SESSION 2
     May 18, 2017 from 4:00-6:00pm                                                                               May 23, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm
     Mt. Sac, Building 28A, Room 103                                                                             Mt. Sac, Building 28A, Room 103
     Parking: Lot D- You must pay for parking                                                            Parking: Lot D- You must pay for parking


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.