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CNA-HHA Courses/Certificate

This certificate prepares students for a career in an area with a high demand for employment. Students will learn to become nursing assistants in long-term care facilities, acute care settings, and home-care settings.

Program Mapper  - list of required courses for the certificate.

Required courses to complete the program (recommended preparatory courses: HLTHOCC 062, 063, 064, & 065):
  • NRS-HCA 399A: NURSE ASSISTANT Training Program (6.00 UNITS)
  • NRS-HCA 399B: HOME HEALTH AIDE Training Program (2.00 UNITS)
Course Schedule:

Use the course search link and enter the semester (Fall or Spring or Summer), campus (Los Angeles Mission College), and Subjects ALD HTH and look for ALD HTH 021 and NRS-HCA and look for 56, 399A and 399B. You must register for all four classes.  Immediately after you start with the registration process (see below), you have to complete the Student Application and Requirements Form and start working on collecting the documents. You are required to submit the completed forms on the first day of the class. Print the 

 and take to your healthcare practitioner with your health/immunization records. 

If you have any questions, attend one of our information sessions.

Important Note:

Mandatory Orientation for students enrolled in the CNA/HHA program in Summer 2024:

May 17th, 2024, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in INST 2014 (Instructional Building)

Contact Info:
Allied Health Office Instructional Building 2015
(818) 833-3428

Senior Office Assistant Crescentia Muljawan 
(818) 833-3428

Chair of Life Sciences Department
Stephen Brown, Ph.D.
(818) 364-7665

Vice Chair of Life Sciences Department
Par Mohammadian, RPh, PhD.
(818) 833-3424

Aracely Molina, CNA Program Director
(818) 833-3436

Link to Pathway


Immunization Requirements - Important!

All students must present immunization proof on the first day of class as required by the clinical sites:

  1. Hepatitis B vaccination: Age 19 through 59 years: complete a 2- or 3- or 4-dose series. 
  2. If Pregnancy: Heplisav-B and PreHevbrio are not recommended due to lack of safety data in pregnant persons. 
  3. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination: If no evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, or rubella: 2 doses 
  4. Meningococcal vaccination: 1 dose 
  5. Polio vaccination: Routine poliovirus vaccination of adults residing in the United States is not necessary. However: Recommended for adults who are known or suspected to be unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated against polio should complete a primary vaccination series with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Available data do not indicate the need for more than a single lifetime booster dose with IPV for adults. 
  6. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: Previously did not receive Tdap at or after age 11 years: 1 dose Tdap, then Td or Tdap every 10 years. 
  7. Varicella vaccination (VAR): Evidence of immunity: U.S.-born before 1980 (except for pregnant persons and health care personnel, documentation of 2 doses varicella-containing vaccine at least 4 weeks apart, diagnosis or verification of history of varicella or herpes zoster by a health care provider, laboratory evidence of immunity or disease. 
  8. Negative TB test (proof can be done by either a chest X-Ray, blood test currently approved, or negative skin test) 
  9. Vaccine Haemophilus influenzae type b: Influenza, cell culture-based inactivated injectable or other [(ccIIV4), Flucelvax Quadrivalent] Contraindicated or Not Recommended Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any RIV of any valency, or to any component of RIV4. 
  10. COVID-19 Vaccines: Effective Date of Recommendation* September 22, 2023. Vaccines:(Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech).

Registration and FAQs

Registration Process:

 Use this link and follow steps register for all 4 courses.

Follow the steps below to register for the courses:

Step #1: Apply

Apply and be admitted to Los Angeles Mission College. Upon admission to the college, you will be assigned a Student ID number and a student email account.  You will need these to register for the courses.

Step #2: Register

  1. Log into the Student Portal
  2. Click on "Manage Classes"
  3. Click on "Class Search and Enroll" and Select Term
  4. Search for a Class and Click on “>” then select a class and click “>
  5. On the top right-hand corner, click on “Next
  6. Click “Accept” then on the next page, select Enroll and Submit

If you see a Green Check Mark, you have successfully enrolled.

Once you enroll, start working on gathering the documents that are listed in the Student Application and Requirements Form. Please read the form carefully! 

  • LAMC Student Health Center- Please contact them for more information and making appointments!   
  • WellnessMart - Contact them for details!   
  • Foundation Laboratory 
    • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 135)  
      • 17075 Devonshire Blvd. #104 Northridge, CA 91325 
      • Phone: (818) 360-7200 
    • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 136)  
      • 18251 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 
      • Phone: (818) 341-1405 
  • Express Collections   [Drug Testing]​  
    • (Quest DiagnosticsSite Code: CC590):  
      • 8780 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste C, Panorama City, CA 91402 
      • Phone: (818) 891-2235

Malpractice Insurance Instructions:  

Note: Per their underwriting guidelines, they cannot insure anyone under the age of 18. 

•You can obtain malpractice insurance from Nurses Service Organization

Go to NSO website (Phone #: 1 (800) 247-1500).

On the top left of the page, next to the NSO logo, click on the first tab [Get Insurance].

Select [Professional or Student] submenu.

A webpage with [Select your profession]/[Select One] dropdown menu will appear.

A webpage titled NSO malpractice insurance for Student Nurses will open.

On the right-hand-side of the webpage, under Ready? icon,

click on [Get a quick quote] button.

A webpage titled Looking for a quick quote? will open. § Click on [Professional or Student] icon.

 A webpage titled Quick Quote for Individual Professional Liability Insurance will open. Complete the following steps:

 1. State of residence: Select

 2. Select your profession or area of study: Select

 3. Are you a member of professional association? • If you are not, select "No." If you are, select "Yes."

 4. Select your status as a healthcare professional: Select [Student]

Graduation Date: (The last day of classes for the semester. See your schedule.)

 [Continue] A page with “Quote Details” will open.

Select [Complete Your Online Application].

An Online Application webpage will open. Complete the application.

For Requested Effective Date of Coverage, input the date of the first day of class (see your schedule).

[Continue] Follow the instructions on subsequent pages until your application is complete. A confirmation e-mail of your application will be sent to you by NSO.

Within a few days, you should receive your NSO Certificate of Insurance as a pdf. Print this document and attach it to this application (must be completed) along with the rest of the required documents.

Los Angeles Mission College was awarded a grant from Arthur Rupe Foundation to support students enrolled in the CNA/HHA Training Program. To review the details and apply for the stipend after you complete the CNA/HHA training program, email the Allied Health office @email.

15 students.

Program length: 1 semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)

No, the fingerprints are done in class during the first week of class. 

If your card does not say Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, you should enroll in the Allied Health 021 course.

No. You are required to attend class starting the first day. Attendance is mandatory the whole semester.

Yes, wear your scrubs with your name tag, close toe shoes and undershirts white or black. No other scrubs should be worn during clinical practice, no exceptions. During lecture, please do not wear skin revealing clothing that is too short or too open in the front of chest/back/ or torso. Part of the learning objectives is professional conduct and professional appearance (see the student handbook).

Please contact the financial aid office. https://www.lamission.edu/financial-aid 

Ask the Admissions and records office. 

Before your license expires, make sure that you renew it by using this website CDPH FAQ website.

If you let your license expire and do not meet the requirements, you are required to use a Renewal Application (CDPH 283C), making sure to check the “yes” box for question number six (6) in the “Reactivation” section, and resend fingerprints and retake the exam. 

If your license has been expired for more than two years, you have to re-train all over again.