Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting


The Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting 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 pass the state certification for Certified Nursing Assistant and national certificate for Patient Care Technician and Medical Assistant. 

Broad units of study include:  Nurse Aid, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Electrocardiogram Technician, Phlebotomy, Dosage Calculations, Computer Concepts, and Medical Assistant.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,519.15

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nurse Aid432Certificate
Patient Care Technician864Diploma
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

To apply for the Patient Care Technology/Medical Assisting (PCT/MA) program, applicants must submit all general admissions requirements, along with program specific requirements (including but not limited to a high school diploma or equivalent and passing the HESI® Entrance Exam). The HESI® Entrance Exam consists of Basic Math Skills and Reading Comprehension. The minimum passing score for the PCT/MA program is 50% in Math and 60% in Reading. All portions of the exam must be completed and passed during the 2-hour time limit. Equivalent ACT® scores (minimum of 19 in Math and 20 in Reading) may be substituted for the HESI® Entrance Exam. Entrance Exam scores are good for two years. Schedule the HESI® exam through our website by accessing the Quick Links option in the upper right corner. If you need additional assistance, contact TCAT Jackson’s Testing Center at 731-424-0691, ext. 110.

Campus Locations

Lexington Extension Campus
230 S. Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351
Whiteville Extension Campus
1685 Highway 64
PO Box 489
Whiteville, TN 38075
Brownsville/Haywood Extension Campus
401 Morgan Street
Brownsville, TN 38012


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