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Program Mission Statement

To foster the development of diverse entry-level Allied Health Professionals while building a solid foundation for providing competent and compassionate health care to the community.

The program goals:

  • To prepare students to begin a career helping people with health disparities.
  • To train students to provide safe and compassionate hands-on patient care.
  • To prepare highly competent skilled students to pass state or national certification examinations.
  • To provide an exposure to secondary education that will provide the groundwork for continued lifelong learning opportunities.

The program serves the healthcare community by providing employment ready, entry-level Nursing Assistants, Phlebotomists, Electrocardiogram Technicians, Patient Care Technicians, and Medical Assistants.

Core courses have an experiential learning opportunity called a clinical or practicum.  Clinicals and practicums take place in nursing homes, hospitals, laboratories, or medical offices.  Because students provide hands-on patient care, students are required to provide documentation to demonstrate they do not pose a health risk or safety risk to themselves and the patients they will come in contact within the various healthcare facilities.

Clinical Requirements:  Please complete Clinical Packet for nursing assistant, phlebotomy tech, electrocardiography tech, patient care tech, and medical assistant courses.  Requirements will need to be uploaded to before the student can register for a clinical course. For more information about submitting the clinical requirements from the packet contact our Data Records Coordinator Nicki Smith at

Advising: Early advising will contribute greatly to your success. Click on this link for advising information.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Health Care Assistant Program

Students will be able to:

  • utilize appropriate medical terminology.
  • apply the concepts of patient and personal safety measures.
  • apply concepts of medical asepsis and infection control.
  • demonstrate use of available resources and equipment in various roles.
  • demonstrate communication competency with the healthcare team and patient.
  • effectively perform basic skills related to the specific course content.
  • demonstrate workplace ethics and professionalism.
  • demonstrate the ability to successfully pass a competency examination.