This program only accepts high school seniors. Juniors are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Health Careers.
Being part of a medical team is the fundamental responsibility for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Career trends surveys indicate that between 2016 and 2022, Certified Nursing Assistant jobs will increase by 15 to 21% nationally.
ROC’s Nursing Assistant program is a one year course that provides instruction in general patient care for working in hospitals, doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. During second semester of the program, students serve an internship at a local convalescent facility. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to sit for their state CNA exam.
Certifications offered to students completing the Nursing Assistant program include:
Nursing Assistant students must have a social security number, physical exam, Tuberculosis clearance, and a current immunization record. Fingerprinting is required prior to clinical training. Students must also have a solid attendance record and “C” or higher average in English, as well as English language proficiency.
Students earn 10 units of biological science credit, 5 units of health credit, and 15 units of elective credits for successfully completing the full year (2 semesters) that will be applied toward their high school graduation.
Nursing Assistant is articulated with Bakersfield College courses in:
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Nursing Assistant students often pursue careers in the following: