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ALLIED HEALTH :: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Next Application Period scheduled from:
May 18, 2020 through June 5, 2020. Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, late applications accepted.

CNA Application

Mandatory CNA Orientation date for Summer 2020: To be announced.


Program Description

The CNA course enables students to become familiar with basic principles of nursing, including procedures and techniques. Clinical experience is provided in extended care facilities. Students will learn to provide and meet the patient's basic physical and psychological needs and promote a spirit of restoration and independence in a safe, efficient and competent manner. State approved pre-certification program. Does not guarantee certification. Must achieve grade C or better to take state certification examination. Prerequisites: See below and documented clearance for any crime more serious than a minor traffic ticket. Finger prints must be obtained by completion of class. Co-requisite: Current Healthcare Provider CPR card.

Estimated Costs

  • Registration & college fees = $299-$309
  • Books, uniforms, supplies = $200 - $340
  • Liability Insurance = $13
  • Total Estimated Costs = $544 - $695
  • (Costs are approximate.)

Requirements for Entry

  •  High School Diploma
  • GED
  • College English (C or better)


Please contact the Allied Health/Nursing Office for any additional questions. 

 General Information Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant 760-245-4271, Ext. 2463

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Last Updated 6/3/20