Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide (NA/HHA) Courses


These courses are designed to prepare students to perform the basic nursing skills required in acute hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care agencies. Special emphasis is placed on health care provisions and modifica­tions in community health care settings.

These courses are offered to complete one after another within one-semester consisting of eight (8) hours lecture and sixteen (16) hours laboratory/clinical per week and is worth twelve and a half (12.5) units of college credit. These courses are approved by the State Department of Health Services.

Upon successful completion of the courses, a Shasta College certificate of completion is issued. Students are then eligible to apply for the state competency examination.

Non-Student Certification                                                                                                                                   For those who are not current students and are interested in testing at Shasta College during designated testing sessions, please find directions on the Mission College Health Workforce Initiative Northern California Regional Testing Center information page to sign up to attend examination sessions.

CNA/Home Health Aide Certification Contact Information
State of California Health and Human Services Agency
Department of Public Health
1615 Capital Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95899-7416 

Students, at their expense, are required to have a two (2) tuberculosis tests, a physical examination, and the current season's influenza vaccination prior to entering the Nurse Assitant and/or Home Health Aide courses. Students must meet established physical criteria to participate in the clinical area and have a  current Basic Life Support--Health Care Provider card. Students must also comply with  drug testing and background clearance requirements for clinical placement.

If you are currently on the Class List and wish to have your name withdrawn, please notify us by submitting the Nursing Programs Wait List Withdrawal form

Additional Links:

NA/HHA Clinical Requirements Packet