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Career Certificate
Nursing - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course

This Career Certificate is designed for the student wishing to gain employment in the Acute Care, Long-Term Care or Assisted Living settings. Areas of emphasis will include taking care of geriatric patients in a long-term care setting utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care and communication. The student will gain a general core knowledge of entry-level nursing skills through classroom instruction and hands on clinical time.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
HS 050 - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training CourseM4.0
HS 050 - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course (4.0 units)

Corequisite: HS 050L
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement

This course is designed for students who have expressed an interest in an entry level nursing course. This course meets Title 22 regulations for taking care of the geriatric population in a long term care setting, utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care and communication. The Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification training course consists of 72 hours of classroom instruction This course prepares the student to take the California State Certification Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After obtaining the state certification, the student may find employment in the acute care and/or long term care settings. The California Department of Health requires that students must be concurrently enrolled in both HS 050 and HS 050L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.

HS 050L - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course LabM2.5
HS 050L - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course Lab (2.5 units)

Corequisite: HS 050

This course is designed for students who have expressed an interest in an entry level nursing course. This course meets Title 22 regulations for taking care of the geriatric population in a long term care setting, utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care and communication. The Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification training course lab consist of 135 hours of supervised clinical practice in long term facilities. This course prepares the student to take the California State Certification Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After obtaining the state certification, the student may find employment in the acute care and/or long term care settings. The California Department of Health requires that students must be concurrently enrolled in both HS 050 and HS 050L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.

Total Semester Units:6.5 
Total Units for Nursing - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course CC program 6.5 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

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