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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Noncredit)

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

Certificate of Completion
#36872

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become Certified Nursing Assistants to work in a health care facility or in the related home health care field. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health training programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field for a related field.
  • Students will pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam.
  • Students will gain employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a home setting or a care facility.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further allied health career programs. 


Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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 & Degree Details

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  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #36872

    This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become Certified Nursing Assistants to work in a health care facility or in the related home health care field. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the health field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced health training programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.  

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field for a related field.
    • Students will pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam.
    • Students will gain employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a home setting or a care facility.
    • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
    • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further allied health career programs. 


    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

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

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC HTH04
    Acute Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    VOC HHA
    Home Health Aide
     

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