Certified Nursing Assistant
The Nurse Assistant Program at Chaffey College is approved by the Department of Public Health, State of California (CDPH), following Title 22 regulations. The program is designed to teach the necessary information and skills to take the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) state certification test, taking the program does not certify the student. To enroll in the CNA course, students must be 16 years old. The class is taught in English and there are lectures, group activities, skills lab demonstrations and practice on patient care skills and assessments of progress (tests/quizzes and return demonstrations). Students must attend an information session, mandatory orientation, complete fingerprinting, have a physical, immunizations and clear urine drug screen.
The Home Health Aid program consists of a single course at Chaffey College, and is intended for CNAs to obtain the only other state certification available; and in doing so be eligible to work as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Students must possess an active CA state Certificate as a Nurse Assistant to gain entry to the program if they are entering at this level or show proof of passing the state test. The curriculum is approved by the Department of Public Health, State of California, following Title 22 regulations.
This course also offers 26 CEs upon successful completion from the CDPH to maintain their CNA certification. Job opportunities include private pay CHHA, Hospice and Home Care Agencies.