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, Register Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse.  The education shall be in an otrganized program with planned learning experiences in a logical sequence, including both theory and clinical.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,119.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,848.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Patient Care Technician864Diploma
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

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


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

Books and Supplies Lists


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