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Health Care Assistant

Our Health Care Assistant program prepares an individual to assist in providing health care as a member of the health care team under the direction of a health care professional.

The Health Care Assistant program is a one semester program. MDCC has three area programs: MDCC Main campus in Moorhead, MS,  Greenville Higher Education Center in Greenville, MS, and  Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood, MS. The Greenville and Golden Age programs are daytime programs. The program on the main campus is a hybrid night program. All programs are taught each fall and spring semester. The main campus program also offers a 11 week summer program option. Clinical experiences are provided at area health care agencies.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the HCA curriculum. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination. 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 Programs at Mississippi Delta Community College are approved by the Mississippi Department of Health (Bureau of Health Facilities Licensure & certification): 570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, MS 39215. (601) 364-2717.

Professional Licensure/Certification Requirements

The Health Care Assistant programs at MDCC is a Mississippi State Approved Nurse Aide training program that meets the educational requirements of Nurse Aide certification in the state of Mississippi, and qualifies completers to take the NNAAP exam (a national examination for certification). Please note nursing licensure/certification vary from state to state. The MDCC Health Care Assistant programs has not made a determination on whether the certificate of completion meets the state educational requirements for other US States, Territories, or the District of Columbia. Additional information on licensure/certification for Nurse Aids can be found on Credentia (Nurse Aide Credentialing Services)

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