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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Welcome to Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program 

Welcome to Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program 

CNA Course Description:

This course consists of 60 hours of theory and 100 hours of clinical training in long term facilities.  Both aspects of the program incorporate the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 guidelines for nursing assistant education as well as the most current module requirements of the California Department of Health Services.  The course focuses on sage and effective functioning when providing nursing care, and when working in other healthcare settings.  Emphasis is placed on nursing assistant skills and functions and the psychosocial approach to care.  Throughout the course, caring, understanding, respect for the individual, personal choice, and dignity of person are attitudes that are conveyed to the nursing assistant.


The CNA training program at Mission Trails ROP meets all the requirements and state guidelines for the Public Health Department to be a Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program. For more information on the certification, click HERE


Course Goal:

To prepare the student to successfully pass the California Nurse Assistant Competency Examination and be able to obtain employment in any of the following: acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, board-care homes, home health agencies, public health clinics and doctors’ offices.


This course prepares student CNAs to work collaboratively with inter-disciplinary teams which include nurses, lab technicians, maintenance workers, housekeepers, social workers, physical & occupational therapists and patient’s family members.


(Cost of the State examination fee is not included in the course fee.)


Total Course Enrollment Fee: 

$1,200.00 (includes textbook, workbook and background check) 


We collaborate with federal agencies to support students with financial needs.

The Salinas Union High School District complies with the following federal and state regulations: Title V and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; California State Equal Opportunity Act: Chapter IV (starting with Section 30) of the 1st Division of Title V, Administrative Code of California; Title IX (does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental disability, or physical disability) the Education Amendments of the 1972. English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. Parents and students who feel they are not being treated fairly in the light of the regulations may contact the Asst Director, Mission Trails ROP, 867 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas, Telephone 831-753-4209.


Mission Trails ROP
867 E. Laurel Dr.
Salinas, CA 93905

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Registration Fee for the
CNA Program:
$1200.00 (Subject to Change)
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CNA Student Advisors

Brenda K. Bower, LVN

Rachel M. Failano, RN
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