Health Care Assistant

Program DescriptionThe Health Care Assistant certificate of credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the diploma level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery and are well prepared for employment and subsequent upward mobility. Students will be placed in the Health Care Assistant certificate if they plan to complete one of the following diplomas:

  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology


Program Details

  • Major Code: HA21
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location: Griffin Campus, Flint River Campus, Butts and Henry Center
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: Varies
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 30

Admission Requirements.

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED
    • transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary
    • transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Students applying for any of the above Allied Health programs are admitted to the college in Health Care Assistance/Health Care Science technical certificate of credit programs, but not the occupational programs. Students must satisfy additional entrance criteria for each Allied Health program.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See program advisor for any questions.


Program CoursesALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care3
ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for AHS2
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
COMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English 13
PSYC 1010Basic Psychology3

Choose one of the FollowingMATH 1012Foundations of Mathmatics or3
MATH 1013Algebraic Concepts3

NOTE: Every occupational course except the ALHS, BUSN, and MAST courses, requires approval from the course's program coordinator.
Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician5
CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Tech Practicum6

CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Tech Practicum II5
Electrocardiography Technology
ECGT 1030Introduction to Electrocardiography*5
ECGT 1050Electrocardiography Practicum5

Nurse Aide orPatient Care Assistant
NAST 1100Nurse Aid Fundamentals

Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist
HECT 1100Hemodialysis Patient Care7
HECT 1120Hemodialysis Practicum4

Phlebotomy Technician
PHLT 1030Introduction to Venipuncture3
PHLT 1050Clinical Practice5

Polysomnography Technician
RESP 1310Intro to Polysomnography**4
RESP 1320Polysomnography I**5
RESP 1330Polysomnography II**2
RESP 1340Clinic I**5
RESP 1350Clinic II**2

Specific Occupational Electives
ALHS 1054Spanish for Allied Health Workers3
BUSN 2320Document Processing4
BUSN 2330Advanced Medical Document Processing4
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration3
MAST 1120Human Pathological Conditions in the Medical Office3

* ECGT 1030 is not taught in the SUMMER TERM (FALL, SPRING ONLY).

** To enroll in the RESP courses above, the student must be a Certified Respiratory Therapist(CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Health Care Assistant

Program Faculty

Annie Tucker
Program Assistant
Griffin Campus
Medical Bldg
Room 204

Career and Academic Planning

Annita White
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Tyreece Echols
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A