Getting Started

An Application for Admission to SRJC must be completed. A separate application is not required for the Nurse Assistant Program. Students should simply register for classes.

General Qualifications

  1. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. To apply to SRJC you must be 18 years or older, a high school graduate or have passed the high school proficiency exam. If you are currently in high school or under the age of 18, you must submit a High School Concurrent Enrollment form along with your SRJC Application. As this course is 6 units (starting 6/13/17), you will not need a signed waiver by your high school to take the course in the summer. The number of units does not exceed the amount you are allowed to take in the spring and fall (starting 6/13/17). Contact Admissions and Records for more information.
  2. Students on academic probation or progress probation are not eligible. Contact a Health Sciences Counselor if you have any questions.
  3. All students starting any Nurse Assistant Program must be fingerprinted. Criminal background screening must be completed and the student must be cleared of criminal convictions before he/she can certified by the Department of Health Services, state of California. Fingerprints will be done the first few days of class by a method called Live Scan fingerprinting. No other type of fingerprinting is acceptable. This method requires completion of form BCII 8016, which we will provide.
  4. In order to be fingerprinted you must have a valid California Identification photo card or valid California Driver’s License, and Social Security card. Please bring your valid California Driver's License and your Social Security card with you on the first day of class. If you do not possess a valid California Driver’s License or California Identification card, contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles or their website for instructions. A certified birth certificate and proof of residency may be required. It can take several weeks to obtain a certified birth certificate. Plan ahead! A current, unexpired passport may be used.
  5. Applicant must possess sound physical and mental health, enabling him/her to meet physical demands of this profession. Individuals with history of a seizure disorder must include a notation on their physical examination form stating that seizures are under control.
  6. The CNA student will refrain from drug and alcohol abuse, and must agree to abide by the College's standard of conduct, which reflects common standards of decency and respect for self and others.
  7. Applicant must have ability to read and write English at a 10th grade level. It is advised that a student complete English 302 and/or EMSL 101 to assure success in this program.
  8. Basic knowledge of computers is required.



Make an appointment with a Health Sciences Counselor by calling (707) 527-4451 or visit


Transcripts/Foreign Transcripts

Although a high school diploma is not required by this program, students who have a high school diploma or college degree from a school outside the United States must see the Admissions and Records Technician in the Health Sciences Department.


Clinical Site Requirements

A completed Health Evaluation Form, record of immunizations, and Health Care CPR are required prior to starting clinical practice. Transportation to clinical sites is the responsibility of each student. Clinical sites are usually located in Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County cities.