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Training Healthcare Professionals Since 1976

CNEI is proud of being part of the Palm Springs community
and honored that many of our graduates are employed
around the neighboring desert cities. We are dedicated to
training healthcare professionals for our local healthcare
centers and beyond.

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We offer 8 in-person healthcare training programs to get you started in the healthcare field.

featured program

Clinical Healthcare Technician

A Clinical Healthcare Technician (CHT) is a medical
assistant that perform hands-on clinical tasks to keep the
offices of physicians and other health practitioners running
smoothly. As a Clinical Healthcare Technician (CHT) at
CNEI, you earn 3 certifications!

Program Length • 32 Weeks Day/47 Weeks Evening

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Medical Office Assistant Program

Program Overview Becoming a Medical Office Assistant (MOA) is the first step towards a career in medical office management. At CNEI, you will be trained in front office procedures such as Billing and Coding, Eligibility, Insurance Verification, and more.. The …

Licensed Vocational Nurse Program

Program Overview A career as a nurse is both rewarding and highly in demand, and California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) has the program for you! CNEI’s LVN program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge that will have you career ready …

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Program Overview CNEI’s Certified Nurse Assistant Program is one of our most popular programs. Many graduates are hired from local employers such as Indio Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and Monterey Palms Healthcare Center to name a few. One of our …

Pharmacy Technician Program

Program Overview CNEI offers education and training to become a Licensed Pharmacy Technician. Our program will prepare students to meet the standards and requirements for pharmacy technician licensing. The Pharmacy Technician program consists of 6 in classroom lecture levels and …

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counseling Program

Program Overview The CCAPP approved ADAC program provides a well-balanced education based on class lectures, demonstration, and performance of practical skills concluding with an externship at a qualified treatment facility where the student can gain real-world experience. The program can …

Home Health Aide Program

Program Overview This program is an add-on course after students complete the CNA program. Students in the HHA program will learn the skills and knowledge to take care of the elderly and disabled in their homes. The HHA program is …


step 1

Choose a Program and
Apply Online.

After exploring our programs, choose one that interests you and apply here. Having trouble choosing a program or have any questions? Feel free to give us a call (760) 416-5955 and speak to one of our admissions advisors. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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step 2

Start Healthcare Training, & Graduate.

Begin your healthcare journey at our campus in Palm Springs! Depending on the program you choose, Students may have to take an exam to earn a license. You will learn all the neccessary skills and gain hands-on experience for your chosen career path.

step 3

Enter CNEI’s Assistant Job Placement Program.

Once you graduate we have an assistant job placement program. Due to the high demand for our graduates, many of them have jobs lined up once they graduate.


Fast-Track Your Healthcare Career
  • We are a great option for those who don’t want to go to a 4-year college & want to quickly get started on their healthcare career path and become job-ready in as little as 14 months.
  • Our graduates are graduated and working even before they’re accepted in other programs at other colleges.
Focused Healthcare Education
  • CNEI provides excellent healthcare-focused training within the desert cities and offers a variety of programs for individuals with a passion for healthcare. All of our programs are accredited and led by top professionals in their field.
We Work With Healthcare Centers
  • CNEI has a network of healthcare centers that hire our graduates. After you graduate, we’ll help you find a job through the healthcare centers that we work with.


Here’s a small list of companies that hire our graduates within the desert cities and beyond. View more here.

If you are looking for phenomenal instructors and an even greater educational experience and a course in nursing or medical related and don’t want to take extra courses in a standard community college look no further than CNEI. ”

Fabby Mandujano
CNA Graduate • Class of 2019

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