Getting Started in the Nurse Assistant Training Program

Application Periods and Deadlines

  • Please check back regularly on this webpage for further information regarding the Summer 2020 CNA Training Program offering. The new information will be based on developments with the status of COVID-19.

Before You Apply

All CNA applicants MUST be enrolled as a current Delta College Student and know your Delta College ID Number and email address in order to submit an application to the CNA Program. To be current as a Delta College student, an "active application" must be on file with Delta College Admissions and Records. If you have not attended Delta College for two or more semesters, then you do not have an "active application" and must reapply to Delta College. Any student who does not have an "active application" on file prior to the online application opening date will be unable to submit an application to the CNA program.

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Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply to the Nurse Assistant Training Program

  1. Review all the program information on the web page at CNA Program and your own personal commitments regarding work hours, other family responsibilities, and personal goals to ensure you are ready to participate in the program.

  2. Review the information on criminal background clearance and determine if this will be an inhibiting factor in completing nursing education training. Background Clearance Information

  3. New students must complete the enrollment process as a student to San Joaquin Delta College. Current students must be in good standing with the college and their information must be current. 

  4. Submit an online application to the Nurse Assistant Training program during the online application period (available only during the application period). Students will be randomly selected to attend the program and will be notified of their selection through their Delta College Student email account.

    CNA Application

  5.  CNA Information packet will be emailed to those students who are selected to attend the program.

  6. Purchase textbooks, uniforms, Certified Background account, etc. as specified in the CNA Student Information packet.

  7. Attend all classes.


CNA Program Timeline

Summer 2020

Monday, February 3rd - Monday, April 13th, 2020

March 25

Information Session 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Delta College West Forum

April 6 - April 21 

Application Available Online

April 24

Random Drawing

April 27

First Notifications Email sent with Student Packets 

May 8

Order Background and Drug Test for First Notification 

May 11

Second Notification Email Sent with Student Packets 

May 21

Order Background and Drug Test for Second Notification

June 12

ALL Packet Requirements Due

June 22 Class Begins
August 21 Class Ends
Tentative Lecture Hours
  1. First Week ONLY: Monday, 06/22/2020 through Friday, 06/26/2020 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  2. Second through Eighth Week: Mondays & Fridays (06/29 – 08/10/2020) 1:00 pm –6:00 pm.
  3. Eighth through Tenth Week: Mondays & Fridays (08/14 – 08/17/2020) - 1:00 pm – 7:00pm
Clinical Hours
  1. Wednesday, 07/01/2020 through Thursday, 08/13/2020 - Wednesdays & Thursdays - 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
  2. Wednesday, 08/19 – 3:30pm – 6:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Sciences Division Office located in Locke 203 or call (209) 954-5454