Health Programs

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

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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.


Next class will begin June 2019

Mandatory Orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:00PM or Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00PM.  The registration date will be announced at orientation.  Orientations will be held in Building 28A-103.  There is $4.00 parking fee.  Please arrive on time, late arrivals will not be admitted.

Please sign up for an orientation: CNA Spring & Summer 2019

June & August class schedules will be as follows: 

Theory: Monday to Thursday, 5:00PM to 9:40PM  for 5 1/2 followed by  Clinicals, Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday 7:00AM to 5:00PM, 2 days a week, for 6 weeks. The CNA Program is 11 1/2 weeks.   



Acute Certified Nursing Assistant

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.

Certified Home Health Aide

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

In-Home Support Services/Personal Care Aide/Caregiver

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) 274-6202 or email

Next Class!!

April 2, - May 20,  2019

Monday through Thursday

9:00am - 3:00pm

Physical Therapist Aide

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.

April 3- July 5, 2019

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:00am - 12:00pm

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