Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA)

Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The Nurse Assistant course prepares you to take the Nurse Assistant certification examination. The course will prepare you to give basic nursing care in health care facilities. Instruction includes both classroom and clinical training with an emphasis on the philosophy of nursing, patient care procedures, safety, infection control, rehabilitative patient care, and communication within the healthcare team.  Students must meet the minimum training hours in theory and clinical instruction. The course meets the requirements of the California Department of Public Health for employment in long-term health care facilities.

Home Health Aide (HHA)

The Home Health Aide course prepares the Certified Nurse Assistant to become a Certified Home Health Aide. This course allows the home health aide to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a home health agency. Instruction includes both classroom and clinical training with an emphasis on the role of the home health aide, personal care service, nutrition, and care task in the home setting.  Students must meet minimum training hours in theory and clinical instruction.  The course meets the requirements of the California Department of Public Health.  

 

Duration

18 weeks

Class Schedule

Monday - Thursday, 5:00 - 8:15 PM

Cost

$700 + Fingerprinting and Home Health Aide textbook

Prerequisites

Placement Exam - reading comprehension


*see below for placement exam registration dates and information

Class Location 

5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lynwood, CA 90262


*Student parking is available on site.

Upcoming Sessions

August 2024 *official start date pending

5:00 PM

Note

Due to the limited size of the class, there is a selection process in order to enroll in the Nurse Assistant program.  All prospective students must take a placement exam. Students who successfully pass the entrance exam will be notified by mail.

Placement Testing Dates

July 2024 *testing dates pending

 

2024 - 2025 School Year Placement Testing and Class Start Schedule

Placement testing begins at 9:00 AM.

You must PRE-REGISTER for the Orientation and Placement Test (OPT) session. You may only register for one testing session. Only PRE-REGISTERED test candidates will be admitted to the Orientation and Placement Test session.

Test Session registration links will go live in June 2024 at 9:00 AM.*dates pending

In order to register for a testing session, you will need to be able to log into your account.  If you do not yet have an account, you can create an account on our student portal.  This step can be completed any time: https://go.asapconnected.com/Login

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. 

 

Term

Placement Testing Dates

Class Start Date

Fall 2024

  • July 2024 * testing dates pending

August 2024

5:00 PM

Spring 2025

  • Dates will be available January 2025

February 2025

5:00 PM

 

What to Bring on Test Day:

  • Testing Fee $5.00 in cash (if you didn’t pay online)
  • Government Issued Identification
  • #2 Pencil
  • Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (see sample image below)

 

Resources:

Click here to read the summary guide about Nurse Assistants on the State of California's Employment Development Department's website.

 

Click here to read more about Nurse Assistants on the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website.

 

UPDATED: 02/20/2024; SR