The San Leandro Adult School has received approval from the California Department of Public Health to offer Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide training programs.
San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Cindy M. Cathey announced that after undergoing a rigorous application process, the San Leandro Adult School received the approval. It now can offer Certified Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide Programs to those planning careers in the medical field.
According to San Leandro Adult School Principal Bradley Frazier, the application process also included receiving approval from the San Leandro Board of Education to plan the two certificated programs, develop the curriculum and furnish the classrooms. The school also received an on-site visit from the State of California. Overall, the process took a full year.
“It was a great deal of work,” said Frazier, also acknowledging Vice Principal Rachelle Parham’s leadership in moving the process forward. “The end result is well worth it. We are offering a high quality program that far exceeds the state minimum requirements and providing students the training they need to achieve their career goals.”
The first class session of the Certified Nurse Assistant program begins May 7 and runs through July 13. Assessments began April 3 on a first come, first served basis. A Home Health Aide session is slated for July 16 through 31.
For more information about the program, you can call 510-667-6287 or visit the San Leandro Adult School's website.
The is part of the and serves 3,000 to 3,500 adults and children annually. It offers a range of classes including parenting, English as a second language, high school diploma and GED classes, career and technical job education training and programs for young children. It also presents workshops of special interest to the wider community and enrichment programs for the area's elder population.
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