The Certified Nursing Assistant (60 hours theory, 100 hours clinical) and Home Health Aide (20 hours theory, 20 hours clinical) Program provided by Mission Career College prepares the student for California Certification as a CNA and HHA. It is designed to provide the student with nursing theory, laboratory and clinical experience necessary to work as a CNA in a variety of health care settings. Instruction will be held at Mission Career College, and the clinical component will be held at several community-based facilities.

Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides are health care professionals who work in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a licensed nurse. Job responsibilities include assisting with personal hygiene and grooming (for example, bathing, dressing, nail care), mobility (transferring, positioning, ambulation), nutritional and elimination needs (feeding, bedpans, emptying urine collection bags), comfort activities (back rubs, answering call lights, maintaining privacy), assessment and care planning (vital signs, collecting specimens, recording and reporting observations), safety and environmental cleanliness (keeping environment clean, maintaining infection control, caring for equipment), and miscellaneous tasks (transporting residents, delivering specimens, assisting with special procedures).


This 160 hour program that will train you to provide quality care to residents in long-term care facilities and professional organizations based on the six principles of care.

The program includes:

  • 60hours of Lecture/Theory
  • 100 Hours Clinicals/Hands on training
  • CPR/BLS Training
  • Complete State Certification Application
  • State License Exam
  • Complete Live Scan

Occupations/Job Titles

Nurse Assistants work in hospitals, nursing homes, private and private clinics, offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. You may also find them in outpatient care centers, public and private educational services, other ambulatory healthcare services, State and local government agencies, medical and diagnostic laboratories, nursing care facilities, and employment services.

*Prerequisite for the HHA course is satisfactory completion of the CNA course, successful completion of the CNA State Exam and/or previous certification as a CNA. There is no state exam for the HHA.

APPLICANTS: Must be in good health. Applicants are required to have passed a health examination. If, at any time (either before or after acceptance into the program), a student's physical or emotional health is such that it is a potential threat to the well being of patients, the applicant will be denied admission to, or subsequently withdrawn from the Program.


Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides will NOT be certified by the State of California if convicted of certain Penal Code Violations. Additional information will be given at the scheduled information meetings.


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