Information on Healthcare Career Pathways Program for Contra Costa Residents
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) TRAINING
Where Compassion Meets Healthcare
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program offers motivated job seekers the opportunity to enter the healthcare field, earn a higher wage, and access pathways to greater economic success. The program, in partnership with Mt. Diablo Adult Education and Ombudsman Services of Solano & Contra Costa, includes 12 weeks of CNA training, life skills training, hands-on clinical experience, and job placement assistance.
We are running classes in two locations. Class 5 in partnership with Mt. Diablo Adult Education will begin August 2. Our first class offered in Antioch is anticipated to begin in May (pending CDPH approval).
We are accepting online applications, apply now.
NEXT CLASS EXPECTED TO BE IN AUGUST 2021
- 12-week program (does not require medical background)
- Mon-Thurs 8:30 AM -3:00 PM/Fri 8:30 AM-12:30 PM)
- Small cohort size
- Accessible location (2 minutes from BART)
- Hands-on clinical experience
- Hot lunches Monday-Thursday
- Licensed instructors with professional experience
- Connections to employers
- Job placement assistance
- Graduate placement rate is 94%
- Alumni career advancement support
“I joined the CNA program because I was interested in the healthcare field and gaining exposure to a clinical setting. The program has taught me everything I need to know about being a CNA and managing home life. It has improved my life by enabling me to get a stable job that I enjoy.”– Janet, Cohort 1
CNA GRADUATES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND:
Our population is aging, and the demand for Certified Nursing Assistants is high. According to the Employment Development Department, “In California, the number of Nursing Assistants is expected to grow faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Nursing Assistants are expected to increase by 15.4 percent, or 15,800 jobs between 2016 and 2026.”
Professional Skills Instructor
Cell: (925) 278-9706
Program participants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Participants must have medical insurance and COVID-19 vaccination before classes begin.