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Health Care Assistant 

Admission requirements

1. Submit a completed application for admission to the Admission’s Office.

2. Submit an official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing date of graduation and principal’s signature OR submit an official GED transcript with passing scores.

3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.

4. Applicant must be 18 years or older upon completion of the program.

5. The applicant must be of good moral character and should not have a record of conviction of a felony or misdemeanor. This may make him/her ineligible to take the state board examination for the certified nurse’s aide.

6. This program requires a particular score on the COMPASS test for program entrance. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations, and minimum scores. An ACT composite of 15 is also acceptable.


Within 4 weeks of class beginning (prior to beginning clinical assignment):

1. Each student must have a completed physical form signed by a physician or nurse practitioner. The form must be dated no earlier than 45 days before the first day of class.

2. Tests required with physical: CBC, VDRL, Routine Urinalysis, negative drug screen (urine) and negative TB skin test – all dated no earlier than 45 days before the first day of class.

3. Each student must have a category “C” Healthcare Provider CPR card on file with the instructor.

4. Each student must submit evidence of measles and mumps vaccinations or evidence of immunities documented by having one of the following:

  • a. Documentation of having received two (2) live measles vaccination (MMR) after the first birthday;
  • b. Documentation of having had physician diagnosed measles disease, laboratory evidence of measles/mumps immunity; or
  • c. Documentation of birth before 1957 and with Rubella immunity.

5. Each student must sign an affidavit stating that he or she has not been convicted of, or pleaded no contest. to any disqualifying felony or misdemeanor.

Check with a local Public Health Care Agency for assistance with tests and vaccinations. Check with your local Red Cross, American Heart Association, or EMS for category “C” CPR (Healthcare provider).

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