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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, or Home Health Aides in the Mississippi health care industry.

The Health Care Assistant Program is one semester-long and successful completion results in a Career Certificate.  Participants also have the option of taking a Phlebotomy course.

Application and Admission Process

Applicants must first complete an admission application to Holmes Community College and be fully admitted. To be considered for acceptance into the Health Care Assistant Program, a student must complete the following steps:

  1. Be fully admitted to Holmes Community College. See ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS in Holmes bulletin or on Admissions webpage.
  2. Must be at least 18 years old or be a Dual Enrollment student.
  3. Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent or be a dual enrollment student.
  4. Provide official transcripts from all schools and/or colleges attended to the Office of Admissions & Records. Applicants with any college credit must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on prerequisite courses completed to be considered for the program, if applicable.


Leslie Spell
Career-Technical Counselor
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9098

Brenda Dorris
Career-Technical Counselor
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2360

Jovonna Parker
Career-Technical Counselor
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3355