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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

Care Coordinator

This program is intended to prepare students to work in a healthcare facility or in the related home health care field. Students will learn to provide timely access to quality healthcare through all phases of the healthcare continuum, determine needs of patients, identify resources, and create an appropriate discharge plan to prevent readmission. Recommended for currently employed CNA's and Medical Assistants

New Program!

Winter 2020

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.

DAY CNA CLASS

Next class will begin November 2019 

 

Mandatory orientations will he held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:00pm and Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00pm. Orientations are held in Building 28A-103.  Please arrive on time, late arrivals will not be allowed into the orientation.  Parking is available in Lot D.  There is a $4.00 parking fee.  

Sign up here: CNA Orientation Fall 2019
CNA Day Schedule: November 19, 2019 to December 16, 2019 ,Tuesday- Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (3 1/2 weeks) Clinicals: January 9, 2020 to February 17, 2020: Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday, 7:00am to 5:00pm (6 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 stv@mtsac.edu.

September 23 - November 25, 2019
Monday through Thursday
9:30am - 1:30pm

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. 

October 14 - December 16, 2019
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
Sports Medicine

This short-term program is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to start a career in Sports Medicine. This program will teach students how to assist patients with a variety of injuries under the supervision of an Athletic or Fitness Trainer. These positions also have the responsibilities for completing nontechnical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients under the direction of the trainer.

Next Class!
Winter 2020
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