ALLIED HEALTH :: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
The CNA course enables students to become familiar with basic principles of nursing, including procedures and techniques. Clinical experience is provided in extended care facilities. Students will learn to provide and meet the patient's basic physical and psychological needs and promote a spirit of restoration and independence in a safe, efficient and competent manner. State approved pre-certification program. Does not guarantee certification. Must achieve grade C or better to take state certification examination. Prerequisites: See below and documented clearance for any crime more serious than a minor traffic ticket. Finger prints must be obtained by completion of class. Co-requisite: Current Healthcare Provider CPR card.
- Registration & college fees = $299-$309
- Books, uniforms, supplies = $200 - $340
- Liability Insurance = $13
- Total Estimated Costs = $544 - $695
- (Costs are approximate.)
Requirements for Entry
1. Completion of English 50
2. Placement in a higher course by approved score on assessment test.
3. Completion of ESL 3 and ESL 23
4. Placement in a higher course by CELSA matriculation assessment process.
Victor Valley College Assessment Center is located in Building 55, (760) 245-4271, Ext. 2367
Please go to and read this webpage for Assessment Testing: http://www.vvc.edu/offices/admissions-records/assessment.shtml
The Fall 2014 Application for CNA program entrance has concluded.
The Spring 2015 CNA application will be available approximately mid-November. The application period has not been determined at this time. Please prepare by reading the Requirements for Entry listed above. More information will be posted later in the Fall semester. Please check this site often.
General Information Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant 760-245-4271, Ext. 2463