'Paid' CNA Training Classes in San Diego

  1. Hi.
    I am thinking about registering for the CNA course at Maric for this January 11th-March 7th and I don't remember what days classes are in session and times, I think that I've heard that CNA courses can cost over 2,000 dollars.
    Does anyone/-body know of ANY hospitals, healthcare, long-term care facilities that offer paid onsite training for CNAs?
    I am looking for a certificate and to get myself used to the healthcare/hospital environment and work my way through a medical assistant program and Maric's ridiculously enough, so it sounds like, not regionally accreditted (Did I spell that right/correctly?).
    I am currently applying for a position but if anyone knows of any type of CNA training i could do rather than paying for this course, I would love your input or advice...
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   DLOAH
    A C.N.A. class shouldnt cost that much. I took a C.N.A. class and it cost less than 150 dollars. You should try looking at one of the community colleges in your area or one of the rop schools where u live. If you attend an rop school the only thing u pay for is your book and your physicals, and you are there for the same amount of time you would be at Maric.
  4. by   Barefoot_inSD
    I did a CNA program through a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) in Orange County. I spent close to $300 on immunizations, uniforms, fingerprint/background checks, books, tests, etc.

    Here is the site for San Diego:
    http://www.quikreg.com/sites/sdrop/catalog/

    On the left hand side, select Health Sci/Med Technology to direct you the listings. It's under Nurse Assistant.
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from grkchryseis
    Hi.
    I am thinking about registering for the CNA course at Maric for this January 11th-March 7th and I don't remember what days classes are in session and times, I think that I've heard that CNA courses can cost over 2,000 dollars.
    Does anyone/-body know of ANY hospitals, healthcare, long-term care facilities that offer paid onsite training for CNAs?
    I am looking for a certificate and to get myself used to the healthcare/hospital environment and work my way through a medical assistant program and Maric's ridiculously enough, so it sounds like, not regionally accreditted (Did I spell that right/correctly?).
    I am currently applying for a position but if anyone knows of any type of CNA training i could do rather than paying for this course, I would love your input or advice...

    I don't know of any hospitals that pay, but I would NOT pay 2000 for a cna certificate. Community colleges in California only charge 20.00 a credit, you can easily get into these and be done in one semester.

    good luck to you
  6. by   Barefoot_inSD
    Southwestern College (in Chula Vista) also offers the program.
  7. by   grkchryseis
    Quote from catzy5
    I don't know of any hospitals that pay, but I would NOT pay 2000 for a cna certificate. Community colleges in California only charge 20.00 a credit, you can easily get into these and be done in one semester.

    good luck to you
    Yeah, I wouldn't either. Yeah, but I think that I heard that Grossmont has a wait-ing list!

    So much for luck
  8. by   grkchryseis
    Too far away
    Last edit by grkchryseis on Nov 20, '07 : Reason: Two of the same messages
  9. by   grkchryseis
    I live in North County, Southwestern College (in Chula Vista)'s too far away, even if they offer a/the program.
    Last edit by grkchryseis on Nov 21, '07 : Reason: Two of the same messages
  10. by   eandgsma
    MiraCosta College has a program. They are in Oceanside and Cardiff. I would NOT go through Maric if I were you.
  11. by   grkchryseis
    Oh really? Yeah, I know where they are, but I didn't know that they had a/the program. Yeah, I don't want to go through Maric myself.
  12. by   eandgsma
    Check out MiraCosta's website www.miracosta.edu. They have CNA classes starting this spring. Enjoy!!
  13. by   Faeriewand
    People go thru Maric because it's faster. I did my CNA at Grossmont Health Occupations Center in Santee. It runs for an entire semester. Jan thru June. But also Healthcare Essentials is required first so that was the semester before that. So it took about 10 months for me to become a CNA.

    But the cost was not that much. Plus now I am in the LVN program there.
  14. by   geegee07
    Dont go to Mariic, they will rip you off.... Try going to an ROP program, it's only for 3 months and alot cheaper...

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