Patient Care Technician

About

The mission of the Patient Care Technician Program is to prepare the student for a career in the health care field in the areas of Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy and Medical Assisting.  The technician is mainly focused on working closely with patients, in conjunction with nurses to perform basic patient care.  The student completing the year long program will be trained in both clinical and administrative work, with responsibilities in both the exam room and the front office and may 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
Credentials
Total Tuition/Fees $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Phlebotomy186Certificate
Electrocardiogram864Certificate
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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

Instructors

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Clint Natschke
931-796-5351

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