Patient Care Assistant

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with rigorous classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community. Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Locations offered:
Moultrie VPC

Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate proper Hand Washing Technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.
  • Student will demonstrate assessing and recording Pulse, Respiration, and Blood Pressure.
  • Students will demonstrate proper Catheter Care technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to the awarding of this certificate. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Patient Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 23 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

1st Term
Books: $564.81
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $2,119.81

2nd Term
Books: $191.60
Fees: $416.00
Tuition: $801.00
Total: $1,408.60

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (2 Hours)


EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2

2: Occupational Courses (23 hours)


ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1060 Diet/Nutrition for AH Services 2
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6

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