Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting

About

This program is designed to include classroom study and supervised clinical practice in health care facilities.  The patient care technician student must complete the prescribed program of study and clinical experience and pass the state certification for CNA and national certification for Patient Care Technician and Medical Assistant.  Broad units of study include Nurse Aide, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, ECG Technician, Phlebotomy, Dosage Calculations, Computer Concepts and Medical Assisting.  Job duties: perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician.  Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.  Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,903.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aide Certificate432Certificate
Phlebotomy certificate186Certificate
Electrocardiogram Certificate864Certificate
Patient Care Technician Diploma864 Diploma
Medical Assistant Diploma1296Diploma

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age
  • Complete a TCAT-P 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

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

Job Duties

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 14,460

Current job openings per year: 2,190

Curriculum/Courses

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

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Pam Molnar
931-424-2439

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