Healthcare Careers

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Examples of jobs and salaries you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide

You could earn:

$21,290-45,030

per year

Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver

180 HOURS
18 HOURS PER WEEK
10 WEEKS

Prepares students to work in healthcare as a personal care assistant, also known as caregiver, personal care aide, or home care aide. Personal care assistants are employed by home care agencies and assisted living facilities and may also provide services in other healthcare facilities. Requires completion of two classes: Healthcare Careers (HLTH 609) and Personal and Home Care Aide (HLTH 610). Orientation is not currently required for this program. You may pre-enroll at the campus, or simply enroll in class during the first class meeting. Please call 619-388-1910 for enrollment information.


Nursing Assistant

260 HOURS
16.25 HOURS PER WEEK
16 WEEKS

Through lecture and hands-on skills practice, you learn to bathe, dress, feed, and assist patients with toileting as well as report changes in a patient’s physical or mental status to the supervising nurse. This program prepares students for the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) examination which is taken upon completion of the course. After passing the state CNA exam, students become certified as a Nurse Assistant by the State of California, and can work in rehabilitation and long-term care facilities such as convalescent hospitals, and through an agency or in a private home. Requires completion of two classes: Nursing Assistant Training (HLTH 605) and Home Health Aide (HLTH 606).

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Nursing Assistant (Rehabilitative)

315 HOURS
15.75 HOURS PER WEEK
20 WEEKS

Provides students with the skills essential to seek employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Restorative Nurse Assistant. Prepares the student to take the California State examination and also provides an opportunity to gain specialized skills essential to work in a rehabilitation facility. Requires completion of two classes: Nursing Assistant Training (HLTH 605) and Restorative Nurse Assistant (HLTH 608).


Nursing Assistant (Acute Care)

404 HOURS
11 to 22 HOURS PER WEEK
19 to 38 WEEKS

Prepares you to pass the state exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Also expands skills of CNAs to provide more specialized training in acute care. Requires completion of two courses: (HLTH 605) Nursing Assistant Training and (HLTH 607) Acute Care Nurse Assistant.

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Home Health Aide

50 HOURS
12.5 to 25 HOURS PER WEEK
2 to 4 WEEKS

After becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.), if you wish to receive certification as a Home Health Aide, you may complete an additional 50 hours of training that includes lecture and skills practice. You will learn to help elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in their homes instead of a health facility. Home Health Aides are in high demand in licensed home health care agencies and hospice, to provide care in the patient's private home, under the supervision of Registered Nurses.

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