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.

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Important Program Information

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Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Basic Health Care Assisting 6
Special Care Procedures 3
Phlebotomy 3
Body Structure and Function 4
Total Hours 16

Admission Requirements

  • 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).

Selection Process

  • 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 but not limited to: ACT Composite Score; ACT Math, Science 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 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.


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Michelle Jones, BS, RRT
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