East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center

Nursing Assistant Pre-Certification/Home Health Aide/Acute Care


East San Gabriel Valley ROP/TC

1501 Del Norte Street, West Covina, CA  91790

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Arteaga

Clinical Hours 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Upcoming Period of Enrollment

Now through 10/13/2017

Monday -  Friday


Certificate Program Description

The Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification/Home Health Aide/Acute Care Training program is approved by the Department of Health Services. This course enables students to learn the necessary theory and skills needed to provide nursing care to patients in various health care settings.  Basic nursing principles and practices are combined with clinical practice in long term and acute care facilities. Topics include Patient rights, medical terminology, vital signs, resident care skills, nutrition, emergency procedures, death and dying, and acute care.  

Pre-requisite: Pass background check (within the first week of school), pass trance assessment, clear a two-step Tuberculosis (TB) test (prior NAP108 core class), and clear Livescan screening (prior NAP108 core class).

Technology Requirements: Blood Pressure Kit, Wrist Watch with a second hand.

Required Supplies: Navy Uniform scrub set, white leather uniform shoes, 3 ring binder, dividers, paper, pens, pencils, flash cards, highlighters, white-out, Note-book.


Licensure Passing Rates Disclosures


Career Outcomes

Students who successfully complete 420 hours of classroom instruction and 180 hours of clinical with the grade of 70% or better are eligible to take the California Nurse Assistant Competency Examination for Certification, and also meets the eligibility requirements for the Home Health Aide course.


Admission Requirements

1.  Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.

2.  Achieve a passing score on the appropriate entrance assessment.

3.  Pass a criminal background check.


Program Outline

Course Number NAP Course Title Classroom Clock Lab-Clock
NAP101 Intro to Health Careers, Law and Ethics  30  
NAP119 Body Mechanics/Vital Signs/Medical Math 30  
NAP103 Communication and Interpersonal Skills 30  
NAP105 Medical Terminology, Observation and Documentation 30  
NAP107 CPR/ First Aid / Career For Transitioning  30  
NAP108 Introduction To Nursing Assistant  30  
NAP109 Prevention & Management of Catastrophe 30  
NAP110 Vital Signs, Weights, and Measures 30  
NAP111 Resident Care and Procedures 30  
NAP112 Long-Term Residential Care 60  
NAP113 Clinical Long Term Residential Care   120
NAP114 Employment Preparation  30  
NAP115 Acute Care 60  
NAP117 Home Health Aide 30  
NAP118 Clinical Home Health Aide   30
Total Vocational Core 450 150
Grand Total Vocational Core 600

A course is a self-contained unit of instruction.  Students can enter at the beginning of any course and continue in the cycle until completion of the program.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees - NA Short Term

Additional Supplies

2015 Annual Completion Placement Licensure Report

2014 Annual Completion Placement Licensure Report

Financial Aid Options