Certificate | SC Program: CL.3300

Program Overview

To learn more about the program including cost, application process, enrollment criteria, and more, please visit the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Certificate Program website.

Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Certificate

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 to be completed in sequence and are approved by the State Department of Health Services.

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Shasta College. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate:

  • 90% of students taking the end of program comprehensive written and skills predictor examination will demonstrate competency by a written score of 75% or higher and demonstrate competency on at least three of five randomly selected skills consistent with state certification testing competencies.

Requirements for Enrollment into the Program

Students, at their expense, are required to meet all health and safety clinical requirements prior to entering the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide courses. Students must meet established physical criteria to participate in the clinical area. See program web page for specific information regarding enrollment.

Choose your path

Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.

Fall Semester, First Year

7 Units Total
HEOC 130
Nurse Assistant
HEOC 130
Units 5.5
Limitation on Enrollment: Students must meet health and safety clinical requirements. See www.shastacollege.edu/CNAHHA general information or call 530-339-3600 for detailed information on requirements.

Note: Upon enrollment all students must be fingerprinted through the Live Scan process. Students will not receive a certificate until they have received criminal record clearance.

This course is designed to prepare students to perform the basic skills required for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The course is approved by the Department of Public Health, and certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Students are then eligible to apply for the state competency examination for certification. The lecture portion of this course may be taught in a distance education format.
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HEOC 131
Home Health Aide
HEOC 131
Units 1.5
Limitation on Enrollment: Students must complete HEOC 130 with a grade of C or higher, and pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination or possess current Nurse Assistant Certification.

This course is designed to prepare students to provide nursing care in the home setting by expanding the role of the nurse assistant. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for Home Health Aide Certification through the California Department of Public Health. The lecture portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.

*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:

Need a print out? Feel free to download and/or print out a copy of the sample program map(s).

Contact Us for More Information

Academic/Instructional Division Office

Health Sciences

Contact Info
Location Downtown Redding Campus | 1400 Market Street, Suite 8204 | Redding, CA 96001
Mailing Health Sciences Division | PO Box 496006 | Redding, CA 96049-6006
Alternative Phone (530) 339-3662

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