Health Career Training

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

  • Nursing Assistant $22,439-31,493
  • Home Health Aide $18,890-25,269
  • Food Preparation Worker $18,408-23,171
  • Food Preparation Supervisor $23,171-37,814

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Nursing Assistant

250-260 hours. Complete in 12 to 16 weeks.
Learn to provide hands-on care to those who are unable to care for themselves. 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 examination which is taken upon completion of the course. At that time, 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. More

Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver

180 hours. Complete in 10 to 15 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 usually work in the client’s home but may also provide services in a skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation center or hospital. Requires completion of two classes (Healthcare Careers and Personal and Home Care Aide). Please call 619-388-4600 for enrollment information.

Home Health Aide

50 hours. Complete in 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 care agencies to provide basic nursing care in private homes or hospice programs under the supervision of Registered Nurses. More

Food Preparation for Health Care Professionals

288 hours. Complete in 18-36 weeks.
A nutritional diet is a foundation to good health. The total impact of food on our health is critical, and menu preparation and planning are important elements. Become an expert in this area by increasing your knowledge about food preparation specific to the healthcare industry. Learn basic nutrition principles; up-to-date food pyramid guidelines; food safety and sanitation; menu planning, and how to eat for optimum fitness. Requires completion of four courses: Nutrition Basics (FDNT 601), Eat for a Healthy Lifestyle (FDNT 605), Menu Planning (FDNT 610), and Time-Saver Cooking (FDNT 615).