Application Process

CNA Application Process

  • Applications for the Certified Nurse Assistant Program are available to download from the Ventura College website.
  • Completed applications will be accepted from October 1st through October 31st for Spring semesters and April 1st through May 15th for Fall semesters.
  • Students must deliver the completed two page CNA applications in person to the Health Science Center office (HSC-111) during regular business hours M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Applications will NOT be checked at the time of submission.
  • All applicants who submit COMPLETED applications during the application period will be placed in a pool for a random drawing.
  • Random draws will be completed at the end of November and May and students will be placed on the admission list in the order determined by the random draw.
  • Students will be notified by phone or email and will be given a live-scanning (fingerprinting) date.
  • Enrollment:  Clearance from the Health Science Department is required prior to enrollment.
  • Only one deferral is possible and updated health forms and CPR information will need to be submitted.
  • New students must submit ALL health and CPR information to This is an immunization tracking service and the fee is $28.00.  See Certified Background instruction sheet included in the Health Forms packet for more information.
  • Drug and alcohol screening are now required by the clinical agencies. The fee is $50.00.Health Sciences will provide the forms at the time of live scanning.