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Certified Nursing Assistant

Graduate in as little as 6 weeks

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Classes are taught in English only and a High School Diploma or GED is required for admission

Get on the Path to a Caring Career

The Certified Nursing Assistant is a growing career field that offers many exciting job opportunities. Employment of CNA’s is expected to grow 9% from 2018 to 2028.* And the best part about it is that you can graduate in as little as 6 weeks!


If a career in helping others sounds like it’s right for you, Summit College can help you get there quickly. The Certified Nursing Assistant Diploma is a pre-nursing program that provides the kind of comprehensive training that is sought-after by hospitals, private healthcare practices and other organizations. Core CNA values include but are not limited to empathy, caring, communication skills, and respect.


Graduates of this course will qualify for the California Department of Health Services, Nursing Assistant Certification test. We are here to help you pass this certification every step of the way. After that, we have career service placement assistance to help you find a job.  


You Can Do It. We Can Help.

Why Summit College?

Hands-On Training

You’ll get valuable, real-world experience working with a variety of equipment in our state-of-the-industry labs.

Experienced Instructors

You’ll learn from dedicated instructors with extensive knowledge in the fields in which they teach.

Flexible Class Schedules

Our flexible day and evening classes fit your busy lifestyle, allowing you to focus on education while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Career Assistance

Summit College’s Office of Career Services offers ongoing career assistance to students and graduates.


Summit College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

What are you waiting for?

Real-World Experience

The comprehensive curriculum provides a variety of core courses and specialized training designed to give students a complete understanding of the elements required in different areas of healthcare.

The 112 hours of clinical setting instruction gives you valuable, hands-on training in a real-life medical environment. An additional 20 hours in our skills lab will help give you the confidence you need to hit the ground running after graduation.

What You'll Learn:

  • Principles on Safe and Effective Care of Residents in Long‐Term Care
  • Respect for Residents and Families
  • Resident’s Rights
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Psychosocial Interactions
  • Environmental Safety

Career Opportunities:

Nursing & Residential Care Facilities


Retirement Communities

Home Healthcare Service

Career Services is Here for You!

Our Career Services team at Summit College has been helping students work to make their dreams a reality. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career. That’s why we offer these and other services:

  • Resume and cover letter instruction, customization, and tips
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with job market and career research
  • Interview preparation assistance, including mock interviews, to build your confidence

Are you ready for your future?

Available Locations

San Bernardino Campus
804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon Campus
411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana Campus
1639 E. Edinger
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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