Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Credit Courses

CNA 101 Certified Nursing Assistant (6 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Must pass physical exam and have current CPR card specifying "For Health Care Provider," current immunizations and a copy of Social Security card.

Course Advisories: ENG 70 and ENG 80.

Hours: 191 (64 lecture, 127 lab)

Content follows the California State-approved CNA curriculum which teaches basic care-giving skills focusing on the elderly. Upon completion, student meets requirements to take the CA CNA test that grants CNA certification. Students must apply through the Health Technologies office.

CNA 102 Home Health Aide (1.8 Unit)

Corequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CNA 101.

Limitations on Enrollment: Up-to-date physical exam, immunizations, and CPR card specifying "For Health Care Provider" and a Social Security card.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 70 and ENG 80.

Hours: 51 (25 lecture, 26 lab)

Content builds upon the basics taught in the CNA course, focusing on care of the client in the home. On completion, student receives a CA Home Health Aide license (HHA).

CNA 103 Acute Care Skills For The CNA (1.5 Unit)

Corequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in CNA 101.

Limitations on Enrollment: Must pass physical exam and hold current CPR card specifying "For Health Care Provider" and a Social Security card.

Hours: 45.5 (18 lecture, 27.5 lab)

The long-term care skills of the CNA are expanded to include basic nursing skills used in an acute-hospital setting. Classroom lecture and supervised experience in an acute-care hospital included.

CNA 105 The Art of Caring for the Person with Dementia-Memory Care Basics (4.5 Units)

Corequisites: CNA 106.

Limitations on Enrollment: All students entering this course will need a physical exam, current TB test and must pass a criminal background check per agency policies.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 153 (45 lecture, 108 lab)

Concurrent Dedicated to improving the quality of life of the person with dementia, while enhancing the life of the caregiver. Focusing on providing a partnership between the caregiver and the memory-impaired adult, this course will offer a distinctive approach that allows the student to practice newly-acquired knowledge in selected clinical sites.

CNA 106 Compassionate Communication for Caregivers: The Art of Connecting in a Caregiving Relationship (1 Unit)

Corequisites: CNA 105.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Concurrent Designed to build on the ability to convey compassion, allowing persons with dementia or others who receive care, including family members, to experience compassion. The caregiver grows wiser, stronger, and more capable in the process. Strategies for preventing caregiver “burn-out” are offered, along with insights into nourishing the soul of the caregiver.