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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 healthcare 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. This program will continue to create a pathway for students to enter the Health Science field at many different levels.


Program Curriculum

Career Certificate

First Semester
  • Basic Health-Care Assisting HCA 1116
  • Special Care Procedures HCA 1124
  • Body Structure and Function HCA 1214
  • Phlebotomy HCA 1132
Total 16 Hours

The Health Care Assistant Program is one semester. A Career Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the career technical coursework.

Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.