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If you are patient, compassionate, and interested in a career in which you can help others every day, a career as a Nursing Assistant could be a great choice for you!

With training from Central Coast College, you can get the training you need for this rewarding healthcare career in just 6 weeks!

At Central Coast College, our Nursing Assistant program is designed to prepare students to work in this important healthcare position. Nursing Assistants are employed by extended-care facilities, hospitals, home health care agencies, and by individuals who want extra help when they are in the healthcare facility or in their own home. Nursing Assistants work closely with patients, providing basic care and assisting clients in attaining and maintaining independence. 

This 6-week program provides students with intensive training emphasizing patient care, nutrition, safety, anatomy and physiology, asepsis, body mechanics, and rehabilitation and restoration care.

In the Nursing Assistant program, you’ll learn:

  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Measuring Vital Signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate)
  • Intake & Output Measurement
  • Recordation of care 
  • Client Interaction to Ensure Emotional, Social, and Mental Healthcare Needs are Met
  • How to Assist Clients in Attaining and Maintaining Independence, Respect the Person’s Rights, Privacy, and Confidentiality, and Respond Properly to Emergencies

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Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, and are prepared to take the state licensing exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level healthcare positions and/or to pursue additional training and opportunities in the field of healthcare.


Give us a call today at (831) 424-6767 to ask questions. Walk-ins are always welcome. Stop by for a campus tour and to find out more about your new career.