Vocational Health Care Programs

The CNA and CHHA programs are both licensed through the State of California, Health & Human Services, Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification Section. The public, prospective students, and applicants can access information and all requirements and forms at:

Department of Public Health, Licensing & Certification

    • Care Coordinator

      This program is intended to prepare students to work in a healthcare facility or in the related home health care field. Students will learn to provide timely access to quality healthcare through all phases of the healthcare continuum, determine needs of patients, identify resources, and create an appropriate discharge plan to prevent readmission. Recommended for currently employed CNA's and Medical Assistants.

      Care Coordinator Schedule

      Spring 2023: TBD        


    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

      CNA Program

      Certified Nursing Assistants handle day-to-day care of patients. The program is state approved and prepares students to work as an entry-level health care provider to patients in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities. The course includes 66 hours of theory and 108 hours of clinical segments. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. The course is offered multiple times a year. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation. 

      Nursing assistants are important health care professionals who handle day-to-day care of patients. There is currently high demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Acute Care Nursing Assistants, and Certified Home Health Aides in southern California and throughout the state. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists nursing assistants as one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Opportunities for work and upward mobility in healthcare will provide you both job security and exciting challenges for many years to come. Explore the Short Term Vocational Health programs and courses at Mt. SAC!

      CNA Program Schedule

      Spring 2023: Class Starts April 4, 2023

      Please follow links below to register for the Mandatory Online (Zoom) Orientation

      1. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 am -
      2. Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm -

      CNA Spring 23

        • Acute Certified Nursing Assistant

          The Acute Care Nursing Assistant is a CNA who works in various departments of acute care hospitals. The class is an additional 96 hours including 32 hours of theory and 64 hours of clinical. Students who take the CNA program and pass the State Exam are eligible for the program. Space for the course is limited and students are accepted through a lottery system.

        • Certified Home Health Aide

          A student who is already a CNA is eligible to take this course. The course is state approved which includes 21 hours of theory and 21 hours of clinical. Once certified, a home health aide can be employed to care for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairments, or age-related problems in the setting of the client's home.

    • Contact Tracer

      Contact Tracer

      This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become a contact tracer in the
      community health setting. The career development course increases employability and work
      skills. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the community
      health setting for immediate entry-level employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide
      foundational community health skills and training for students to enter into more advanced
      community health career programs. Students must pass both courses to earn the Contact Tracer

      Contact Tracer Schedule - TBD


    • Emergency Medical Technician

      This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to work for an ambulance service or in related fire departments, hospitals, or other rescue services. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the public safety field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced public safety programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Emergency Medical Technician certificate.

      The EMT program is approved by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS).

      Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency
      EMT Certification Information 

      Awards an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Completion Certificate needed to take National Registry Certifying Exam.

      EMT Program Schedule

      Spring 2023: 2/27/23-6/16/23

      EMT Spring Make Up Orientation


      EMT Placement Opportunity


      EMT Job Flyer

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      We serve over 70 Hospital Partners.


      We have many programs available for you to meet and exceed your career goals.

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      If you are interested in joining our energetic and motivating team, please apply today or contact our Human Resource Center for assistance.


      • Starting Rate - $16.00
      • Call Bonuses starting at $20 – up to $100’s per day
      • Orange County and LA City Certification reimbursement
      • Flexibility with school schedules
      • We promote within- Career Advancement
      • We are the #1 in Critical/Specialty Care Transportation
        • Work alongside RNs and RTs to further your knowledge and experience
      • Full Time Benefits
        • Health Insurance
        • Vision and Dental Insurance
        • Vacation Time
        • 401K after a year
        • Various Open Positions: EMT, Dispatcher, Field Training Officer, Fleet Services, Vehicle Supply Technicians, Billing

      Are You Ready to apply?

      *Please note, once you have your EMT state license #, you can apply with Lifeline Ambulance*

      EMT State Card Process:

      1. Obtain a NREMT Certification (National Registry of EMT)

      2. Obtain a Live Scan for Ambulance Attendant (DOJ Fingerprint/Background Check)

      For Live scan locations:

      3. Apply with County EMS office:

        1. LA COUNTY:
        2. OC COUNTY:

      *Complete application for respective county, follow all directions & submit documents

      4. CPR Card (American Heart Association)

      Apply Here: Questions? Contact Human Resources at

      5. Orange County Ambulance Driver/Attendant License

      If EMT course in OC, visit OCEMS page above and create application

      If EMT course in LA, attend a 4-6-hour course, then visit/apply OC COUNTY EMS

      6. Ambulance Drivers License

      7. You will need another Live Scan for Ambulance Driver

      8. DL 51 Medical Exam (provided by Lifeline for pre-employment screening)
      Live Scan for Ambulance Driver & DL 51 Medical Exam are complete you can go to DMV to take Ambulance Driver’s License Test

    • Personal Care Aide

      This training prepares the student to become a Personal Care Aide/Caregiver in 7-8 weeks. The program is designed to prepare students to assist elderly, disabled, or ill individuals living at home, in an assisted living facility, or at an adult day center. Students will learn skills in personal hygiene, safe transfer techniques, and stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. The course is typically offered four times a year.  Complete the SCE online application for registration and course information. 


      Personal Care Aide Schedule
      Spring 2023: TBD


    • Medical Assistant

      This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within administrative or clinical career paths. Students will learn about the medical assistant scope of practice, tasks, and responsibilities, basic pharmacology for medical assistants, and medical front office operations. Topics also include a basic overview of major body systems and physiological processes, examinations and therapeutic modalities, laboratory procedures, and an overview of qualifications, training, and career opportunities for medical assistants.

      Medical Assistant Class Schedule

      Fall 2022: Registration closed for Fall

      Spring 2023: TBD  (Complete form for updates and notifications for Spring course offerings).

    • Physical Therapist Aide

      This course will provide students with a basic understanding of working in a physical therapy setting with patients who need rehabilitation from an injury or accident. The course includes medical terminology used in the profession. The course is approximately 12 weeks and typically offered three times a year.

      Physical Therapy Aide Schedule

      Spring 2023: 3/13/23 - 4/19/23

      PTA Spring 23

    • Pharmacy Technician
      Pharmacy Technician Schedule

      Winter 2023: Registration closed 

       Please follow the link to be added to the interest list.

      Pharm Tech Winter 23


    • Sports Medicine
      Sports Medicine Schedule

      Winter 2023: Canceled

      Please follow the link to be added to the interest list.

      Sports Medicine Winter 23

    • Health Pathways

      Explore your career and pathway options in Health Care!