V.C., Patient Care Assistant
Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PCA-VC
Former CIP: 0317069902
This program is for students who are currently Certified Nursing Assistants and Advanced Home Health Aides in the State of Florida and/or who have successfully completed HCP0100C and HCP0310 and want to obtain the additional skills necessary to work in a health care facility other than a nursing home.
State Boards of Nursing have a responsibility to protect the public. In carrying out this responsibility, Boards of Nursing
reserve the right to deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a crime other than minor traffic violations. Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, the Florida Board of Nursing shall refuse to issue a license, certification or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:
- Convicted or plead guilty or nolo contendre (no contest) to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of chapters 409, 817 or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S.C. ss 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.
- Terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years).
- Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years).
Federal financial aid (FAFSA) cannot be used for this program. Seminole State College offers fee waivers to assist students with tuition costs. You must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to Seminole State prior to applying for a fee waiver. Please contact the Career Program Advisor for Nursing for a fee waiver and other scholarship opportunities.
Total program hours: 290
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.