Health Care Assistant


The Health Care Assistant Program prepares the individual 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. Students who complete the program may qualify for employment as Homemakers, Nurse Assistants, Long-Term Care Aides, Home Health Aides, Sitter and/or Phlebotomists.

Courses Are Offered At These Locations


For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission to Hinds Community College
  • Application for selection to the Health Care Assistant Program.
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript, GED® equivalency transcript, or college transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
  • ACT score of 16 (12 if taken before October 1989).

Selection Process

  • For classes that begin in the Fall term, preference will be given to applicants who complete the application procedure by April 30th. For classes that begin in the Spring term, preference will be given to applicants who complete the application procedure by October 31st.
  • 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 previous certificates or degrees.
  • 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.

Gainful Employment


Nursing & Allied Health Center
Jacqueline Sisk
LaKendra Elliot
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