CNA Program Details

  • Our application period for the Fall 2020 CNA Program has come to a close.

    Information and applications for our Spring 2021 CNA Program will be available in September, 2020. The Spring 2021 program will run Feb-May, 2021.

    PREREQUISITES / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    To apply you must:

    • Be at least 18 years of age by the time the program starts.
    • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent by the time the program starts.
    • Pass a basic skills assessment (reading and math).
    • Pass a drug screening and fingerprinting.

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    The CNA Program focuses on patient care in a skilled nursing facility or hospital setting. Students who successfully complete the program will be able to sit for the state certification exam issued by the American Red Cross.

    Students who complete the program are well-prepared, with a first-time certification test passing rate that's higher than average.

    TENTATIVE CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS, SPRING 2021 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

    • Theory classes are held Monday nights from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Hance Education Center, 1510 Argonaut Road, Lakeport, CA 95453.
    • Clinical classes on-site at a skilled nursing facility are held Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturdays from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM at Rocky Point Care Center, 625 16th Street, Lakeport, CA 95453.

    PROGRAM FEE

    The program fee is $1,000, which includes classroom instruction, textbooks, CPR certification, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, fingerprinting, drug screen, national certification exam, and ID badge and lanyard.

    A $150 deposit will be due for all accepted program participants soon after being accepted into the program, and a balance of $850 will be due one month prior to program start.

    A portion of the cost associated with this program has been paid by the California Adult Education Program in order to reduce the course fee for students.

    ADDITIONAL STUDENT EXPENSES, NOT COVERED BY THE PROGRAM FEE, WILL INCLUDE: 

    • Physical Exam
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Vaccinations (TDaP / MMR / HepB / Varicella / Flu Shot)
    • Scrubs (purple)
    • Black or White Closed Toe Shoes
    • Watch with Second Hand
    • Black Fine Tipped Pens / Highlighters / Pencil
    • Binder

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    CareerPoint Lake/MPIC, Inc. provides financial assistance for qualifying students.

    Additionally, if you have a case worker with the Department of Rehabilitation, CalWorks, or a local tribe, funds may be available to you for education and training.

    The Lake County Office of Education is not a provider of financial aid or scholarships. 

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