Health Care Assistant
Our Health Care Assistant program will prepare you to assist in providing health care as a member of the health care team under the direction of a health care professional. This curriculum references standards based on the State of Mississippi Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook Exam Content Outline. Graduates of the one-semester program will be awarded the Certificate of Health Care Assistant. If you complete the program, you may qualify for employment as a homemaker, nurse assistant, long-term care aide, home health aide, sitter, and/or phlebotomist.
As a health care assistant, you will provide assessment and care to patients. You will function under the direction of a health care professional. This path offers training for stable career opportunities throughout Mississippi and the United States. An in-demand profession, you’ll be able to launch a career in health care with the experience and education you receive at Hinds Community College.
- Nursing Allied Health Center
Important Program Information
- DEGREES / CERTIFICATES
- Career Certificate
|Basic Health Care Assisting||6|
|Special Care Procedures||3|
|Body Structure and Function||4|
- Application for admission to Hinds Community College
- Application to the Health Care Assistant Program
- Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript, high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency), or college transcript. (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
- ACT score of 16 (12 if taken before October 1989).
- For fall, applications will be available from March 1st thru July 31st. For Spring, applications will be available from September 1st thru January 1st.
- Preference will be given to applicants who complete the application procedure by April 15th for fall admission and by October 31st for spring admission.
- Individuals who have submitted all admission requirements by the specified deadline will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes: ACT Composite Score; ACT Math and Reading sub-scores; and highest previous certificate or degree.
- Applicants not selected for a class must reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new Application for Selection to the Health Care Assistant Program.
- A limited number of placements are held for TAA-eligible applicants and students who have completed the TSHP program.