Certified Nurse Assistant

Interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?  Here are the steps to get you started... 

Step 1:  Register for a Health Occupations Center Orientation

.  Click  HERE to register and view details for our Orientations.  
  • Orientation attendance is MANDATORY
  • Orientation attendance will not be recorded for anyone entering orientation 15 minutes late or more.

Step 2:  Take a Health Occupations Center Entry Screening Test.   

  • Testing information/dates/times will be released at the orientation.
  • You will be able to register for the HOC Entry Screening Test 48 hours after your attend orientation.
  • Interested in preparing for the HOC Entry Screening Test?  
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Reading Goals Test)
    • Look under HOC Courses and English Review Classes.  Register for any open English Review Classes.
  • Have you already taken the CASAS Reading Goals test and received a minimum score of 228?  Click HERE to use your CASAS Reading Goals score 

Information about The Health Occupations Center's Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Course:


Course Description:

With their caring, compassion, and expertise, Certified Nurse Assistants are a vital key to their patient’s healthcare and well-being.  This 240 hour state-approved course combines classroom instruction, labs, and clinical training to prepare students for California certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant.



A passing score on the HOC English Assessment test, certification with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider, physical exam and immunizations.  No high school diploma or equivalent required for this class.


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)


Approximate Cost

Due Date



First day of class

State Certification Examination Fee


When requested

Live Scan fingerprinting


When requested

American Data Bank immunization tracker


First week of class


Summer/Fall Schedules to choose from:

Start Date

End Date

Days of the week


July 15, 2019

September 25, 2019

Mondays - Thursdays

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

August 12, 2019

November 20, 2019

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

August 12, 2019

December 9, 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays AND

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


7:30 am – 4:00 pm

August 13, 2019

December 7, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays AND

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


7:30 am – 4:00 pm

September 30, 2019

December 18, 2019

Mondays - Thursdays

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Scrub Color:  Royal Blue

royal blue



T. Villagomez and T. Phillips


Refund policy for this class:

There is a $25.00 charge for all refunds prior to 48 hours of the start of this class.  No refunds after that time.