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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Certified Nursing & Acute Care Nursing Assistant (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#24400

This certificate program will prepare participants to work in both long-term and acute care facilities thus providing entry level, diverse, work opportunities in the ever growing health care field. For those planning on entering LVN or RN programs, course content may increase chances for successful admission and completion of nursing program curriculum.

These courses meet the requirements for California state certification as a CNA. The program incorporates processing of the state application and administration of the NATAP test with same day official test results for the written and manual skills examination. Verification of successful passing of the NATAP test permits immediate eligibility for employment.

All coursework can be completed within 11 weeks. Offered in Fall or Spring semesters.

Participants must:

  • provide their own transportation and be at least 16 years of age or have a work permit
  • be able to meet expenses and responsibilities incurred as part of this program
  • demonstrate proficient English/ESL verbal and written communication skills to take written exams, communicate with clients and maintain a safe clinical environment

Accreditation

The Certified Nursing and Acute Care Nursing Assistant program is accredited by the State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification.

Contact:

State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification 
P.O. Box 997377, MS 3000
Sacramento, California 95899-7377
(916) 552-8632
(916) 552-8700
LNCPolicy@cdph.ca.gov

Program Learning Outcomes

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Home Health Aides

      Home Health Aides

      SOC Career Code: 31-1011.00

      Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $19.17

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $27,427.82
      Annual Job Openings
      147,697

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Nursing Assistants

      Nursing Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 31-1014.00

      Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $24.49

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,559.98
      Annual Job Openings
      15,807

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Personal Care Aides

      Personal Care Aides

      SOC Career Code: 39-9021.00

      Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $19.17

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $27,427.82
      Annual Job Openings
      147,697

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
Certificate Information

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Certified Nursing & Acute Care Nursing Assistant (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #24400

    This certificate program will prepare participants to work in both long-term and acute care facilities thus providing entry level, diverse, work opportunities in the ever growing health care field. For those planning on entering LVN or RN programs, course content may increase chances for successful admission and completion of nursing program curriculum.

    These courses meet the requirements for California state certification as a CNA. The program incorporates processing of the state application and administration of the NATAP test with same day official test results for the written and manual skills examination. Verification of successful passing of the NATAP test permits immediate eligibility for employment.

    All coursework can be completed within 11 weeks. Offered in Fall or Spring semesters.

    Participants must:

    • provide their own transportation and be at least 16 years of age or have a work permit
    • be able to meet expenses and responsibilities incurred as part of this program
    • demonstrate proficient English/ESL verbal and written communication skills to take written exams, communicate with clients and maintain a safe clinical environment

    Accreditation

    The Certified Nursing and Acute Care Nursing Assistant program is accredited by the State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification.

    Contact:

    State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification 
    P.O. Box 997377, MS 3000
    Sacramento, California 95899-7377
    (916) 552-8632
    (916) 552-8700
    LNCPolicy@cdph.ca.gov

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC HTH01
    Certified Nursing Assistant
    VOC HTH04
    Acute Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    VOC HTH05
    Health Careers Skills Lab (HCRC)

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220