CNA Programs in California

If you are considering starting a career as a nursing assistant you can begin your research by identifying CNA training courses in California cities near you. It is recommended that you contact each training center of interest to learn more about their program offerings, class schedules, prerequisite requirements and more.

Embarking upon a new career path is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. Many California CNA classes include 6-12 weeks of classroom study and prepare students to take the CNA certification exam upon completion. Students should master the core competencies required of a nurse aide during their training class. Courses are available throughout California to meet student’s needs.

Some CNA training classes are offered for free in exchange for a promised period of employment at the training facility upon certification. These free CNA classes are typically available through long-term care centers and assisted living nursing homes in California.

California nursing students can usually expect to pay anywhere between $500-$1500 for a CNA training course. This cost typically includes classroom hours, books and study materials. After passing the course students will be eligible to take the CNA certification exam to earn their license to practice.

Nursing Assistant Programs in California (CA)

Arbor Hills Nursing Center – La Mesa

7800 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 
Phone: (619) 460-2330

Birch-Patrick Convalescent Hospital – Chula Vista

751 Medical Center Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911
 Phone: (619) 482-3542

Balboa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – San Diego

3520 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 
Phone: (619) 291-5270

Bradley Court Nurse Assistant Program – El Cajon

675 East Bradley Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021 
Phone: (619) 448-6633

Brighton Place – San Diego

1350 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, California 92105 
Phone: (619) 263-2166

Brighton Gardens of Carlsbad Nurse Assistant Program

3140 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
 Phone: (760) 720-9898

CNA Classes in San Francisco CA

Laguna Honda Hospital – San Francisco

375 Laguna Honda Blvd., San Francisco, California 94116
 Phone: (415) 759-3036

Lawton Healthcare Center Nurse Assistant Program – San Francisco

1575 7th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94122
 Phone: (415) 566-1200

Laurel Heights Convalescent Hospital – San Francisco

2740 California Street, San Francisco, California 94115
 Phone: (415) 567-3133

Mission Bay Convalescent Hospital – San Francisco

331 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, California 94107 
Phone: (415) 647-3587

Nineteenth Avenue Healthcare Center – San Francisco

2043 19th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94116 
Phone: (415) 661-8787

Sheffield Convalescent Hospital – San Francisco

1133 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94110
 Phone: (415) 647-3117

California CNA Training Schools

Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.


  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Respiratory Therapy
Locations: AlhambraOntario
Successful careers begin at the Milan Institute. We offer quality hands-on training, experienced faculty and a staff committed to helping you realize your goals.


  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • And more...
Locations: VisaliaSparksPalm DesertMore...

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter ourschool, to graduation and beyond, we are right there with you.


  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dental Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist (10-Month Diploma Program)
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process. Here at NCC we understand the importance of education, and that the healthcare industry is in constant need of trained professionals. Our short term allied health programs will give you the skills and the knowledge to become a part of the exciting healthcare field. In addition to providing career training, we offer our graduates employment assistance. At NCC you are not just a student; you are part of a community that includes faculty with industry specific experience and administrators committed to education, and your success in your career objectives.


  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Dental Assistant
Locations: Panorama CityVan Nuys

Your success is our priority. For more than 40 years, we have dedicated ourselves to healthcare education because we want you to become the best healthcare professional possible. Our instructors and staff are dedicated to providing you with the in-demand, hands-on education employers expect so that you may thrive in your profession. Pima Medical Institute started changing lives in 1972 when Richard Luebke Sr. and his wife, JoAnn, brought to life their dream of providing students with a quality medical career education.


  • Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
Locations: San Marcos

Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.


  • Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Vocational Nursing
  • And more...
Locations: ClovisVistaChula VistaMore...

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started


Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.


  • Medical Specialties (AOS)
  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)

You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College. Our accelerated Associates Degree, and Certificate programs are designed to help you complete your education as quickly as possible. We offer year-round classes and flexible scheduling - study anytime from anywhere. We provide students not only with the technical skills necessary for success, but also job search and placement assistance so you can find new opportunities after graduation.


  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
Locations: Oxnard

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC's programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree.


  • Medical Assistant
  • Associate of Occupational Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Dental Assisting
Locations: AnaheimOntario

Unitek College - About Us

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. Your training at Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the rising demand for experts in allied health, nursing, and technology professions. Our programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, Vocational Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN-to-BSN Degree Completion.


  • Medical Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • And more...
Locations: HaywardSacramentoConcordMore...

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