CNA Class starts Sept. 21


CNA Class at Cerro Coso Starts Sept. 21

Are you interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Cerro Coso Community College is offering a Certified Nursing Assistant course this fall that can help you develop the skills necessary to pass the state-mandated test to become a Certified Nurse's Assistant.

HCRS C055 - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will meet with instructor Matt Wanta, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. starting September 21, 2020 in Ridgecrest. This class will include a one-day orientation at the start of the course. The first 4 weeks will be online through Canvas. At the 5th week, students will begin rotations and/or skills lab experiences as indicated on the schedule.  Course topics include legal and ethical responsibilities, bedside care, moving and positioning a resident, general observation of a resident's condition, and responsibilities related to care of the elderly resident. Practical bedside skills are practiced by the student in the nursing skills lab. Students gain experience in a long-term care facility and must pass the course with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible to take the California CNA exam.

Nursing assistants can work in a wide variety of settings: nursing homes, adult day care centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities. A CNA fulfills basic quality-of-life needs for patients of any age, ethnicity, or gender in residential nursing care facilities or outpatient clinics.

Interested individuals must see a counselor or educational advisor to register for this course. No registration is available through Admissions and Records or by using online registration services for this class. Contact the Counseling Department today at (760) 384-6219.

CNA certification is an excellent preparation for students desiring to pursue a Vocational Nursing or Registered Nursing License.

Cerro Coso is offering  a number of late start classes this fall.  Complete schedule available on the web at .