Short Term Programs

All short term courses offered at the Nursing/Allied Health Center are one semester or less. Short-term courses include the following:

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant provides instruction in knowledge and performance skills to provide basic care to patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities and personal homes. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals are eligible for the certification test for nursing assistants. This 80-hour course is offered each semester. Classes begin in the summer, spring and fall semester. 

* Classes now offered on the Vicksburg Campus  *

Admission Information

Complete and submit the following:

Application for Admission to Hinds Community College

Application for Selection to the Nursing Assistant Program

• Send an official high school transcript or General Education Development Test (GED) score.

• Official college transcripts from all colleges

• Submit an ACT (American College Test) score. This score must be a composite of 15 (taken after October 1, 1989) or 12(taken before October 1, 1989) or official compass score of 70 in Reading.

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy prepares individuals to collect blood specimens for clinical laboratories. This 160-clock hour course includes lecture, laboratory and clinical experience. The class usually meets twice weekly for a semester. Classes begin in the fall and spring semester.

Admission Information

Complete and submit the following:

Application for Admission to Hinds Community College

Application for Selection to the Phlebotomy Program

• Send an official high school transcript or General Education Development Test (GED) score.

• Official college transcripts from all colleges

• Submit an ACT (American College Test) score. This score must be a composite of 15 (taken after October 1, 1989) or 12(taken before October 1, 1989) or official compass score of 70 in Reading.

Phlebotomy-Fast Track

Phlebotomy Fast Track is an 80-clock hour course offered each year during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Typically the class meets one evening per week usually on Monday. The course is designed to prepare individuals to collect specimens of blood for the clinical laboratory. The lecture and laboratory components include 40 clock-hours:  the clinical requirement totals 40 clock-hours. Employment opportunities are available in the clinical laboratories of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or physician offices.

To quality for this class you must have six (6) months work experience in a health related field within the past 2 years. Or, completion of a health related program.*

Admission Information

Complete and submit the following:

Application for Admission to Hinds Community College

Application for Selection to the Phlebotomy Program

• Send an official high school transcript or General Education Development Test (GED) score.

• Official college transcripts from all colleges

• Submit an ACT (American College Test) score. This score must be a composite of 15 (taken after October 1, 1989) or 12(taken before October 1, 1989) or official compass score of 70 in Reading.

Submit letter from applicant's employer verifying employment and experience level AND/OR proof of completion of allied health or nursing program.

Submit all completed forms to:

Office of Admissions
Nursing/Allied Health Center
1750 Chadwick Drive
Jackson, MS 39204-3490

Submitting information to other locations will delay the processing of the applicant's file.