Applying for CNA
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Once the office receives all completed applications, new applicants will be eligible
to participate in the
randomized lottery and applicants already on the waitlist will remain. The first 45 seats from the students
already on the waitlist will be notified that they are accepted into the program.
There are a total of 30 available spots per semester; 15 available spots in the Santa Maria campus program and 15 spots in the Lompoc
campus. Seats are not assigned based on site
preference. You must take a spot in one of the two facilities once you are accepted. Deferments will not
be granted for seat location. Registration is based on first to register get to choose their campus.
On the application form you may request which campus you prefer, however, this will only be used after
the main class has been seated and there are students not able to take their spot. For example, if we have
an open spot in Lompoc, we will contact the student who requested Lompoc or no preference and bypass
the ones who selected Santa Maria only.
There are two application periods for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program:
- May 1-June 1
- October 1-November 1.
Applications will be available on this webpage the first day of application period and will end on the last day of each period.
New Applicants will need to turn in an application with proof of completion (or current semester enrollment) of English 101.
Reapplying applicants will need to show proof of completion of English 101 if you were taking it at the time of last application period. Must have a grade of C or better to remain on the waitlist.
How to Apply:
This state approved program is the core class of the Nursing Assistant Series here at Allan Hancock College and is one of the prerequisites required for the LVN Program. Certification as a Nursing Assistant is mandatory to work in a long-term care setting, and in most acute care hospitals. The Certified Nursing Assistant is vital in the care of elderly and chronically ill. The need for CNA’s is projected to increase as the population continues to age. Physical care, communication, and psychosocial concerns are some of the areas covered. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to take the State Board examination (written and skills) to become a CNA. This program is offered in the spring and fall semesters.
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
- Must be 18 years of age or older to be in the program.
- English 101 -Completion with a grade of “C” or better.
- Valid social security card or tax id number card must be presented to sit for the state board exam. The card must be “for employment” in order to enter into the CNA Program. This is a state requirement and is necessary for the CDPH to track certifications and those enrolled in training programs.
COMPLETED APPLICATION CONSISTS OF:
- Application form filled out in its entirety
- Proof of ENG 101 by printing out your AHC UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS(found on the myhancock portal, under Student Tab, Transcripts box, Unofficial Transcript).
- The unofficial transcript print out will give the office your course information on Eng101. If you are in process you must present AHC unofficial showing you are currently taking it. Next application period you will need to turn in your AHC unofficial showing completion with a grade of “C” or better or will not be able to remain on the waitlist.
Please let the office know of any changes to your email address or phone number as this is our only resource to contact you. Once the program starts for the semester, you can notify the office of any changes during the next application period process.
Step 1: Be able to log into your myHancock account. If you do not have a myHancock account, then you must apply to the college.
Step 2: Read the Application Packet thoroughly. You will be agreeing and held accountable to the terms listed in the packet.
Step 3: Have your AHC Unofficial transcript in a PDF format ready on the device that you are using to submit your application. It must show completion of English 101 with a grade of "C" or better or the equivalency posted.
You can download your AHC unofficial transcript at myHancock portal ->Student Tab -> Transcripts Box ->Unofficial Transcript.
- If you took English 101 at Allan Hancock College, your proof of completing English 101 will be found under the semester the course was taken.
- If you took English 101 at a different college, you will need to submit your official transcripts to the Admissions & Records office prior to submitting your proof of English. All transferable courses will be placed in your student portal showing equivalency. Once this is complete, you may submit you unofficial transcript through the online submission.
Step 4: Once you have read the packet and have everything ready, you are ready to apply to the CNA program.
Once your application is complete, and the application period has ended you will then receive an email to your my.hancock email notifying you of your updated CNA status starting:
- Third Friday of June (Fall applicants)
- Third Friday of November (Spring applicants)
If your email indicates that you have received a seat in the CNA program, you will need to follow the directions in the email to confirm your seat in the program and to receive your acceptance packet.
If your email indicates that you have received a waitlist number in the CNA program, you will need to reapply the following semester to retain your place on the waitlist.
- Do I have to be an Allan Hancock College student to apply to the CNA Program? Yes, the online application directs you to sign into your account through the myHancock portal to complete the application.
- I had a waitlist number last year, do I need to reapply? Yes, you will need to reapply each semester until you complete the program or are no longer interested. Retain this information until you are seated in the program.
- I do not check my myHancock email address, can I use a different email address? No, all emails regarding your status to the CNA program will be emailed to your myHancock email address.
- Where can I find the schedule for the CNA program? You can find the schedule for the CNA program by searching the class schedule on the college website. The specific dates and times are listed out for each section.