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PAVE

Health Care Assistant

Health Care Assistant
Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: The Health Care Assistant Career Studies Certificate prepares students for work as a health care assistant, who provides the appropriate services that make it possible for individuals to maintain their independence in their homes and live independently as long as possible. The health care assistant adds quality of life for adults, children, and physically handicapped individuals who are homebound, memory impaired, socially isolated, or depressed and who need a caring adult to support their independence. 

Occupational Objectives: Graduates may seek employment in private homes, adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, public school systems for a student who has special needs, and health care agencies that offer companion services. 

Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission 

Clarification of Admission Requirements:  Students must have completed a high school program with a recognized diploma/GED or have passed the college’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) test. 

Program Notes: All students applying to the Health Care Assistant program will take the college placement tests.  Students must possess the social skills necessary to function as independent persons among their peers in the college environment.  Social skills are defined as the ability to follow directions and exhibit appropriate communication skills and behavior that adhere to the college code of conduct.  Credits earned in this program are non-transferable.

Curriculum

Course

Title

LEC.

HRS.

LAB.

HRS.

CRS.

CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

SDV 80

 

 

SDV 80

SDV 98

Integrated Basic Academic/Life Skills (Health Care Assistant/Child Care Assistant)

Or

Integrated Basic Academic/Life Skills and

Seminar and Project: Basic Academic/Life Skills

5

 

 

3

2

0

 

 

0

0

5

 

 

3

2

SOC 85

Social Skills Development

3

0

3

HLT 95

Introduction to Health Related Occupations

2

0

2

NUR 95

Medical Terminology and Documentation

2

0

2

NUR 95

Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Food Preparation for Health Care Assistants

3

0

3

HLT 95

First Aid and CPR

3

0

3

NUR 95

Health Care Assistant

3

0

3

NUR 90

Coordinated Internship for Health Care Assistants

0

25

5

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Health Care Assistant

22

25

27

  Effective Fall 2011; non-substantive revisions July 25, 2016

General Information

Reynolds Community College

PAVE-DTC Room 444

P.O. Box 85622

Richmond, VA 23285-5622

Greta Tucker 
PAVE Program Coordinator 
804-523-5572 
Gtucker@reynolds.edu

Georgette Harris 
PAVE Internship Specialist 
804-523-5576
Gharris@reynolds.edu

Cheyenne Brumfield 
PAVE Office Support Specialist 
804-523-5572
CBrumfield@reynolds.edu

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.