Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting


The Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of basic nursing care, including providing direct bedside care to patients in a variety of settings. The PCT/MA is a multi-disciplinary technical assistive healthcare personnel. PCT’s/MA’s are educated to provide basic nursing care under the supervision or direction of a Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse. The education shall be in an organized program with planned learning experiences in a logical sequence, including both theory and clinical.  Upon completion of the program and certification tests, each PCT/MA will obtain certifications in Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and ECG Technician.  Class time includes subject lecture, lab time and clinicals.  To be eligible for admission, you must either have an acceptable ACT score of 17 (valid for one year after graduation) or a HESI score of 60 in reading and 60 in math.





















Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,360.12

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aide Certificate432Certificate
Phlebotomy Certificate186Certificate
Electrocardiogram Certificate864Certificate
Patient Care Technology Diploma864 Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma1296Diploma


Admission Requirements:

       Applicants must be 18 years of age

    • Complete a TCAT-Pulaski application online
    • Provide a regular high school diploma or HiSet/GED transcript
    • Provide proof of 2 MMR and 2 Varicella immunizations/titers

      • T.B. Skin Test
      • Hepatitis B Immunizations
      • Flu Vaccination
      • Tetanus
    • Proof of Medical Insurance
    • Proof of Driver's License
    • To be eligible for admission, you must either have an acceptable ACT score of 17 in reading AND a 17 in math or a HESI score of 60 in reading and 60 in math.  The ACT cannot be a composite score. Only those that have graduated high school within the last year can use their ACT.  To schedule the HESI exam and pay the $50 fee, please call Melissa 931-424-4014 as soon as possible.  You will need to pre-pay before the test date with cash, check or credit card to reserve a spot.  If you fail to show on your scheduled date, you forfeit the $50 and you must re-schedule and repay the fee.  

    Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background check, and possibly other vaccinations based upon clinical affiliation agreements.







    Campus Locations

    Main Campus
    P.O. Box 614
    1233 East College Street
    Pulaski, TN 38478


    First Trimester: 
    Worker Characteristics
    Nursing Aide
    Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology
    Nurse Aide clinical
    Phlebotomy Clinical
    Second Trimester: 
    Worker Characteristics
    Electrocardiography Clinical
    Medical Assistant I
    Third Trimester: 
    Worker Characteristics
    Math Meds
    Medical Assistant II


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