The Cambridge Community Learning Center is offering a free Healthcare Career Prep Program starting in September. The 16-week course is designed for English-language learners who want to prepare for entrance into training programs for certified nursing assistants, home health aides, medical assistants, phlebotomists and other entry-level health care positions.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays. Students are expected to increase their spoken English, reading comprehension skills and math skills; study medical topics and vocabulary; and master basic computer skills. They will also develop career awareness, job readiness, better communication and and soft skills such as awareness of cultural differences.

To apply to the program or for information, call transitions coordinator Pat Murphy at (617) 349-6365 or send email to pmurphy@cambridgema.gov.