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Certified Nursing Assistant

UPDATE: Great news! Chaffey College will begin accepting provisional applications for the Certified Nursing Assistant program in April for summer 2021. Please keep an eye on this web page for updated information.

Certified nursing assistant jobs are expected increase by 19 percent through 2022 in the Inland Empire, according to a Centers of Excellence study. Would you like to be part of a high-demand profession that allows you to help others? Consider the certified nursing assistant program.

You can increase your earning potential in just eight weeks through this program. In this profession, you will assist ill or recovering patients with their healthcare needs. The registered nurse or licensed practical nurse assigns duties to the certified nursing assistant depending on the needs of the patient. These duties can be providing basic care or assisting in daily activities patients have trouble with, such as bathing, grooming and toileting. CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes, assisted living facilities and more than 30 other facility types.

Programs are approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), therefore it is required to take and pass the state testing at the completion of the 8-week program. Chaffey College offers on-site testing by a state approved testing agency, for a fee.

CNA Entrance Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Apply to Chaffey College to receive a Student ID #.
  • Take the Reading/English assessment test for the CNA Program at Chaffey College Counseling Department, scoring at the 6th grade level or higher (Bottom of score sheet needs to state “Student Meets CNA requirements).
  • Must read at a 6th grade level or higher.
  • Complete first 3 pages of the CNA application, during the application periods below.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted 


Certified Nursing Assistant program
Phone: 909-652-8215
Email: vn.staff@chaffey.edu


Degree and Certificate Programs

Requirements for completion of the nursing assistant program

Course Number Course Title Units
NURAST 400 Nursing Assistant
NURAST 400L Nursing Assistant Laboratory 2
NURAST 405 Nursing Assistant Skills Lab .5
NURAST 450 Professional Development for the Nursing Assistant 1
  Total Units 7


Course Number Course Title Units
NURAST 420 Home Health Aide 1.5
NURAST 420L Home Health Aide Laboratory 1
  Total Units 2.5



Clinical Facilities

Inland Christian Home 
1956 S. Mountain 
Ontario, CA 91762 

Mt. San Antonio Gardens 
900 E. Harrison 
Pomona, CA 91767 

Rancho Mesa Care Center
9333 La Mesa Dr.
Alta Loma, CA 91701



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