As far as the books go, you have to get them through the school. It is included in your tuition.
The books they use for the prereq class are: Memmler's Human Anatomy in Health and Disease and Calculate With Confidence.
Module 1: Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing, Memmler's Human Anatomy in Health and Disease, Calculate with Cofindence, Williams Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Module 2 & 3: Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing Text and Study Guide, Core Concepts in Pharmacology
Module 4: Foundations in Mental Health Care, Maternity Nursing: An Introductory Text, Pediatric Nursing: An Introductory Text
As far as the WIA program goes, you have to be or have been on Unemployment in order to qualify for the program. I live in Alameda County so Contra Costa County might have different requirements. The best thing to do is to call the office and ask what they require. It is a very lengthy process mind you and I started the process this time last year and recieved approval for the program in April of this year!