CNA Classes in Rancho Cucamonga CA

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics, 36.72 percent of nursing assistants work in skilled nursing facilities followed by continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities with 18.14 percent of employment concentration. The BLS data also revealed that nursing assistants working in general medical and surgical hospitals have the highest hourly mean wage at $14.35. In comparison, the hourly mean wage in skilled nursing facilities is only $12.79. But outside care and medical facilities, the Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) are cited as the top paying industries for nursing assistants with an hourly mean wage of $18.00.

But becoming a CNA is just the beginning. There are many opportunities for CNAs to further their career prospects. They can take courses in order become a certified Home Health Aide (HHA), a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), or a Registered Nurse (RN). Though LVNs and RNs can also work in different care settings like CNAs, LVNs are more often employed in long-term care facilities while RNs are hospital staples. HHAs, as their title implies, work in home care settings.

Chaffey College

Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga has an accreditation from the ACCJC – Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1883 as an agriculture college, Chaffey is one of the first colleges in California. At present, Chaffey is a two-year public community college serving more than 18,000 students.

Chaffey is known for its outstanding career technical education (CTE) programs. Among its 60 CTE programs is the Nursing – CNA training program. The program is under the Health Sciences department and is accredited by the California Department of Public Health – Licensing and Certification Program. Similar to other similar programs, the CNA training program is comprehensive, with a duration of nine weeks. A class meets Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clinicals are on Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Applicants can register for the CNA program without enrolling in Chaffey College. They should just meet the minimum state requirements for entry.  Chaffey also requires a mandatory attendance at information meetings and pre-scheduled fingerprinting meeting, current California Driver’s License or state-issued ID, complete clearance from CDPH, and flu shots for clinicals. Incomplete or mailed requirements won’t be accepted.

The tuition fee is $322 for residents ($46 per unit x 7 units) and $1,757 for non-residents (US and non-US citizens). There are also additional costs including a material fee (varies), parking fee ($50), health fee ($17 for fall and spring terms, $14 for summer term), technology fee ($8), health exams, uniforms (varies), equipment ($100), books (approx. $125), CPR class ($65), and state exam ($90).

Contact Gwen Gorden of Chaffey College Health Sciences by phone (909-652-6675) or email (

REACH Centers

REACH stands for Resources Education and Careers in Healthcare. REACH is a non-profit organization specializing in training services for workforce development. The main mission of the REACH Centers is to provide and create quality and comprehensive training programs.

The Certified Nurse Assistant training program is just one of the centers’ Workforce Training Programs. The 10-week program has a total of 224 clock hours. The program hours are divided into classroom instruction (68 hours), personal development (24 hours), externship (24 hours), and clinical experience taking up 108 hours of the program. REACH requires a 100 percent attendance. Lecture/open lab classes meet Monday to Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clinicals are on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be no make-up classes for students who miss classes. Classes are available all year round.

The state requires CNA training program applicants to be at least 16 years old. REACH also requires applicants to meet other state requirements like health exams, physical requirements, and a background check through Live Scan fingerprinting. Applicants are required to attend an information session and orientation one week before classes start. Once enrolled, students are required to provide their own transportation whether it be to and from classes or clinical experience.

The program costs $2,195. There is an early bird discount and free classes for those who qualify.

REACH Centers provide career resources and guidance for students. These include sample application forms and interviews.

Contact the REACH Centers by phone (909-483-9100) or visit their website for more information.


Here are other schools and facilities that are approved to offer CNA training:

Key Medical Resources, Inc. (Continuing Education)

Key Medical Resources is a continuing education provider. The company creates customized training programs for different facilities and organizations. There are 35 CNA and HHA continuing courses offered in Key Medical Resources as approved by the CDPH – L&C Program.

Rancho Cucamonga Training Center (RCTC)
Address: 9774 Crescent Center Drive, Suite 505, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
Phone: 909-980-0126


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