Health Care Assistant Program

The Health Care Assistant Program has been designed in modular format to allow sequential scheduling over a semester. The program combines classroom instruction with laboratory work and clinical practice. The curriculum emphasizes employability skills, job seeking skills, legal aspects of health care, safety in health care, communication and observation skills, medical terminology, and basic health care procedures. Included is basic life support (American Heart Association), body structure and function, human growth and development, and nutrition. Emphasis is placed on common diseases and disorders and skills required to care for the long-term care resident.

Program Length

  • One Semester, 18 semester hours

Degree(s) Offered

  • Certificate

Jones County Junior College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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