- RNA (Restorative Nurse Assistant) 
The RNA course is intended for a CNA to gain additional training to work with the physical therapy department of a long-term care or acute care facility. Clients/students must possess an active CA state Certificate as a Nurse Assistant to gain entry to the program. Successful completion will award the client/student with 16 CEs from the CDPH to maintain their certification status. There are 16 instructional hours and 2 hours of professional development for a total of 18 hours. Job opportunities include long-term care, assisted living and hospitals.

- CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant)

The CNA course at REACH Centers is intended for anyone wishing to become certified in the State of CA to work as a direct patient care worker, entry-level. The curriculum is approved by the Department of Public Health, State of California, following Title 22 regulations. The program is approximately ten weeks in length. REACH Centers will assist in filling out the proper State forms and assist in setting up dates/times for the State Certified Nurse Assistant Exam. REACH Centers prepares clients/students to take the NNAAP state certification test, it does not certify client/students. There are 178 hours of instruction including skills lab and 108 clinical (in a long-term care facility), 24 professional development hours and 24 externship hours for a total of 224 hours. Job opportunities include private pay nursing assistant, long-term care facility, home care agency.


- HHA (Home Health Care)

​The HHA course at REACH Centers is intended for CNAs to obtain the only other state certification available; and in doing so be eligible to work as a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Clients/students must possess an active CA state Certificate as a Nurse Assistant to gain entry to the program. The curriculum is approved by the Department of Public Health, State of California, following Title 22 regulations. This course offers 26 CEs upon successful completion from the CDPH to maintain their certification status. There are 40 hours of instruction and 4 hours of professional development for a total of 44 hours. Job opportunities include private pay CHHA, Hospice and Home Care Agencies.


- ACNA (Acute Care Nurse Assistant)

The ACNA course at REACH Centers is intended for CNAs to gain valuable hospital acute care experience and learn additional, advanced skills that are necessary in the hospital environment. Clients/students will rotate in the hospital from medical-surgical to specialty areas of the hospital including the emergency room. Clients/students must possess an active CA state Certificate as a Nurse Assistant to gain entry to the program. This course offers 36 CEs upon successful completion from the CDPH to maintain their certification status. There are 128 instructional hours including theory, skills lab and clinical and 4 hours of professional development for a total of 132 hours. Job opportunities include sub-acute units, acute care facilities and clinics.


- TTM (Telemetry Technician Monitoring)
The TTM course is intended for a CNA to gain additional training to work in a sub-acute or acute hospital as a TTM Clients/students must possess an active CA state CNA certificate to gain entry to the program or equivalent (proof of successful completion of first semester of an LVN or RN program with a “C” or greater). Successful completion of this course offers 18 CEs from the CDPH to maintain their certification status. There are 18 instructional hours, 16 externship hours and 2 hours of professional development for a total of 36 hours. Job opportunities include sub-acute and acute hospitals.

Workforce Training Program and Course Descriptions

REACH Centers is a Workforce Training Center that offers clients an opportunity to enroll in the Workforce Training Program. Clients who come to REACH Centers may enroll in one or more courses, but in order to enroll in a course, a client must first enroll in the REACH Centers Workforce Training Program. The Workforce Training Program consists of instructional hours, professional development hours, job development/job search hours and may include mandatory tutoring hours. REACH Centers primary goal is employment; therefore the Workforce Training Program is a priority for the client. 

The Workforce Training Program nor the courses require a high school diploma or GED, however, a valid, non-expired government ID and valid, original, non-laminated Social Security card is mandatory in order to enroll. Clients must be 16 years old or older. It is mandatory to complete the REACH Centers Workforce Training Program along with the course (s) in order to complete and gain certification and a grade in the course (s). A client may begin at the PCA or CNA course level. In order to take the continuing education (CE) courses below, the student must already have a valid, CA State CNA certificate (exception is a nursing student may enroll in the TTM course with proof of passing the first semester of an RN or LVN program with a “C” or above or proof of a healthcare certification e.g. Medical Assistant, EMT). 

As part of the Workforce Training Program, the client will interact with an Enrollment Specialist, instructors and an Employment Specialist. Together, the staff at REACH Centers is dedicated to helping the client complete the necessary requirements to be successful in both the Workforce Training Program and the selected courses. Each client that successfully becomes enrolled in the Workforce Training Program will then complete an Individual Student Plan (ISP) where the client’s goals and timelines are established. This will guide the staff in helping the client reach their ultimate goal of employment.