Information on Healthcare Career Pathways Program Certified Nursing Assistant Training for Contra Costa Residents

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

Where Compassion Meets Healthcare

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program offers motivated job seekers the opportunity to enter the healthcare field, earn a higher wage, and access pathways to greater economic success. The program is offered in partnership with Mt. Diablo Adult Education and Empowered Aging, and serves as the model for the statewide Healthcare Career Pathway program.

The program includes 12 weeks of CNA training, life skills training, hands-on clinical experience, and job placement assistance.

We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming cohort.
We will begin accepting applications for the following cohort by September .

Apply Now and Join an Intake Session: Next Cohorts Start in September 2024!

Next Cohorts Start in September 2024!

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Program Overview:
  • Duration: 12-week program
  • Classes: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Small cohort sizes
  • Hands-on clinical experience with licensed instructors
Two Locations:
  • Antioch: Opportunity Junction
  • Concord: Mt. Diablo Adult Education
  • Hot lunches Monday-Thursday
  • Mental health resources and support
  • Connections to employers
  • Job placement assistance
  • Alumni career advancement coaching
No Cost to You:

The total cost of tuition and fees for this course is $3,000. However, Opportunity Junction identifies funding sources to cover this cost so that none of these costs are passed on to those enrolled in this training program.

Doreen's Success

Doreen's Success Story

Doreen Katiba immigrated to the United States in 2018. She wanted to reunite with her husband who was already in the U.S. In Kenya, Doreen had served many patients as a counselor, helping with their emotional and social needs. Her dream in the United States was to receive healthcare training to help with patients' physical needs as well.

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Nicole Hall
Nicole Hall
Professional Skills Instructor
Cell: (925) 278-9706
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Program participants must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Participants must have medical insurance and COVID-19 vaccination before classes begin.