Patient Care Technician/Medical Assisting


The Patient Care Technician program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and skill ability to provide safe patient care in a variety of healthcare settings. PCT is a multidisciplinary technical assistant healthcare personnel that is trained to provide basic nursing care and medical skills under the supervision or direction of a Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse. The education for this program is provided with both theory and clinical. As a Patient Care Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks: ​

Students who successfully complete the first term will have earned the nursing assistant certificate as those competencies are mastered throughout the first term of the practical nursing program.  Students who receive the nursing assistant certificate may sit for licensure with the state of Tennessee for Board certification.


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 $700.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nursing Assistant120Certificate
Patient Care Technician864Diploma
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Tri-County Extension Campus
2575 North Springs Rd
High School Only
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150
Wilson County Campus
415 Tennessee Blvd
Lebanon, TN 37087


First Trimester: 
PCT 0001 Worker Characteristic
PCT 1010 Nursing Assistant
PCT 1020 AP & Medical Terminology
PCT 1030 Nursing Assistant Clinical
PCT 1040 Phlebotomy
PCT 1050 Phlebotomy Clinical
Second Trimester: 
PCT 0002 Worker Characteristic
PCT 2010 Electrocardiography
PCT 2020 Electrocardiography Clinical
PCT 2030 Medical Assistant I


Certified Nursing Assitant


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