Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

Begin Your Career In Healthcare!

There is an incredibly high demand for CNAs

COA’s NO-COST/Noncredit Certified Nursing Assistant program will prepare you for the state certification exam and will help establish skills for successful work in an inpatient hospital setting, but more commonly in long-term residential facilities, rehabilitation centers, and adult day care centers. Some individuals will use their knowledge as a CNA to bridge the gap to further their career and become an LPN or RN. A large number of CNAs are already in a nursing school program and use this career as a chance to learn more about the healthcare world and gain additional real world application and knowledge. Others become a CNA in order to determine if they want to continue to the next step in their healthcare journey.

California CNA                                                   
• Be at least 16 years old
• Successfully complete an
approved CNA training program
• Obtain a criminal record

Admissions Process
This is a noncredit program and will require mandatory orientation. As a condition of program acceptance, you will be required to successfully submit to drug testing, Tuberculosis (TB) test. Students will be required to pass a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

ATTENTION: Due to the high volume response, we are closing registration for the spring 2021 semester. We will continue to update the website as we determine future orientations and training dates. Please complete the interest form so you can receive an invitation to future orientations, dates to be determined.
Thank you!

  • Patient Rights
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Prevention & Catastrophe & Unusual Occurrences
  • Body Mechanics
  • Medical and Surgical Asepsis; Infection Control
  • Weights and Measures
  • Patient Care Skills
  • Patient Care Procedures
  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Long – Term Care Patient
  • Rehabilitative Nursing
  • Observation and Charting
  • Death and Dying
  • Abuse

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link(s) below describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.


CNA training is a Noncredit program. Training will provide you with the necessary skills to successfully pass the State Certification Exam.