CNA Program

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS (CNA’S) are men and women prepared to provide basic nursing care in a skilled nursing facility under the direction of a licensed nurse. They also provide important social and emotional support. The program offered at Ventura College meets the California Department of Public Health requirements and prepares the student to take the California State certification examination. Nurse Aide certification is a prerequisite for entering the Ventura College Nursing program.


CNA Course, 6 units X $46/unit $276.00*
Student health fee $17.00
Parking permits (optional) $40.00
Textbook $90.00
Uniform and shoes $50.00
Gait Belt $15.00
Watch with second hand (not digital) $15.00
Immunization Tracker $28.00
Drug and alcohol clearance $50.00
State Certification Exam $90.00
Total $643.00

*Tuition costs are subject to change.

 Physical examination, lab tests, CPR certification, immunizations, and immunization tracking are additional costs that must be borne by the student. The VC Student Health & Psychological Services Center (805-289-6098) may be able to offer services at a reduced cost.