CCA has been approved to offer a hybrid CNA certification program as an official Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) provider by the California Department of Public Health.
The NATP will be offered in a hybrid format and will consist of 160 hours of instruction, split between 60 hours of live instructor-led theory and 100 hours of in-person clinicals. Participants will take part in on-the-job training while being employed at a partnering nursing facility.
The training program is the first step for those interested in nursing and providing quality care for others. Participants will be exposed to health care basics and have a chance to interact with residents at a skilled nursing facility and get hands-on experience. A CNA’s role typically involves assisting patients with activities of daily living, such as basic tasks that include bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, and moving.
CCA’s NATP is a Registered Apprenticeship Program, which means participants get paid for their training and classroom hours and they earn a nationally recognized apprenticeship credential from the U.S. Department of Labor upon program completion.
CCA’s program provides a wide range of support services, including a child care expense stipend of up to $1,600, and a grocery stipend of up to $400 and a transportation stipend of up to $100. To ensure success, CCA also offers mentorship through experienced CNAs. Participants will be paired with a case manager, coach and mentor who will be there to guide them throughout their training and initial months as a CNA. Upon completion of the program and passing the state exam, graduates will be promoted to CNA with a guaranteed wage increase.