Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting


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 Aide, Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiogram.  The diploma obtainable upon completion of the program is Patient Care Technician.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 8 Months
Clock Hours 864
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $2,562.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,667.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Patient Care Technician864Diploma

Campus Locations

Extension: Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus
1000 Neal St
Cookeville, TN 38501

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


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


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