Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certificate of Completion

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
Certified Nursing Assistant
Health Careers Skills Lab (HCRC)

Recommended Electives

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

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC HTH01 Certified Nursing Assistant 0
VOC HTH05 Health Careers Skills Lab (HCRC) 0
 Total Units0
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