The Nurse Assistant Training (CNA) program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge to practice in the role of a certified nurse assistant in a variety of a long-term care settings and hiring CNA's. The course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the state certification examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant in the state of California. The program consists of a ten week course with both lecture and clinical components.

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

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What is a CNA?

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) provides varying levels of care and support to physically and/or mentally disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves. CNAs care for patients of all ages in hospitals, inpatient mental health facilities, and clinics. (Source: Employment opportunities are good both locally and in the state. Graduates are actively employed primarily by local long-term care facilities.

Home Health Aide

San Joaquin Delta College also offers a Home Health Aide Certificate course (HS71)

This course is designed to prepare the student to be a certified home health aide. The content follows the approved curriculum specific to federal and California state training regulations. The focus of this course is on the entry-level skills needed for employment as a home health aide.

We are planning on offering the HHA program in the Spring of 2025. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

Students registering in the Home Health Aid course must either hold a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate or be enrolled in San Joaquin Delta College’s Certified Nursing Assistant course (HS70).

CNA Salary Information and Job Outlook

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