The program follows a calendar year, July through June for purposes of statistics and evaluation.

The student academic year varies according to the month entered the program. The total program is 1604 hours in length and completed within a period of not less than fourteen months for day, which is divided into two phases.


Morning Classes

Monday – Tuesday -Wednesday or Wednesday-Thursday- Friday

Classroom hours are from 8 AM to 4 PM for the day program. Clinical hours may vary per clinical site.

Clinical Site hours are from 7 AM to 3PM for the day program.

A short break of usually one week is scheduled at the end of the year between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The following holidays are observed: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, Easter Holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (2d), and Christmas Day.


Students have the opportunity to check class schedules any time. Each student will be given a class schedule at the beginning of each course.


CHA requires all students to strictly adhere to the following class and clinical attendance guidelines.

Ninety percent [90%] attendance is required for all classroom time and ninety- five [95%] for clinical time. Any missed classroom and/or clinical time, excused or unexcused, will be included in the allowed time of 10% for classroom and 5% for clinical. If a student misses more than 10% of any given course, the student will be required to repeat the course.

Students will arrive on time for classes and clinical site and be there for the entire length of the session as stated in the course or clinical schedule. Students must be at the designated place, and/or unit at the clinical site five minutes to the beginning of the assignments. Students must remain on the units for the entire clinical time. Students will not leave for the day until all assignments and documentations are completed and the instructor dismisses them.

Missing more than 10% of class time will affect the student’s grade and excessive absence or tardiness may result in the student’s inability to complete the program. Missing more than 5% of clinical time in any area will require clinical make-up.

Examinations, quizzes, and return demonstration of clinical practicum missed due to absence or tardiness will not be made up. Exceptions will be made for illness or emergency that is officially documented.

Tardiness or Absence: In the event that a student must be tardy or absent, these procedures must be followed.

Student must inform the Comprehensive Health Academy Office, the instructor, and/or the clinical facility no later than one hour to the beginning of the scheduled class or clinical.

Student must make arrangement for a makeup clinical time, examination, quiz, and/or assignment with the instructor within one week of absence. This make

If a student is 15 minutes tardy to the clinical site, the student may be sent home and be given an absence for that day. A second tardy to the clinical site will be referred to the program administrator for appropriate action.