Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting

About

The Patient Care Technology/Medical AssistingProgram is an eight-month program designed to train students to a level in patient care technology that prepares them for certification and employment as a PCT.  This course offers students training in anatomy and basic science, CPR, First Aid, Phlebotomy, EKG, and patient care technology,  Certificates available in this course include:  Nurse Aid, Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiogram.  The diploma obtainable upon completion of the program is Patient Care Technician.

 

 

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $2,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,311.64
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Phlebotomy186Certificate
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Electrocardiogram864Certificate
Patient Care Technician864Diploma

All prospective applicants will be required to score accepted levels on any one of three exams:  Pass the Compass with a minimum score of 29 on Math and 69 on Reading or Asset with 38 Math and 42 Reading or 9th grade equivalency on TABE.  ACT scores of 14 in all three areas of Math, Reading, and English are acceptable for those less than age 20

Campus Locations

Bells Campus
6514 Hwy 412S
Bells, TN 38006

Job Duties

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 31,360

Current job openings per year: 4,490

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Nursing Assistant
AP & Medical Terminology
Nursing Assistant Clinical
Phlebotomy
Phlebotomy Clinical
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Electrocardiography
Electrocardiography Clinical
Medical Assistant I

Certifications

CPR Health Care Provider
Red-Cross First Aid
Nursing Assistant
Phlebotomy Technician
Electrocardiography Technician

Instructors

Beth Choat
Beth Choat
(731)345-3300

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