Pine Technical & Community College’s Healthcare Pre-Professional Certificate program gives you the hands-on opportunity to work in a residential, healthcare capacity for the elderly and chronically ill as you prepare to enter several different career programs. As the population ages, the need for quality long-term care increases, and employment opportunities are expected to grow much faster than many other areas within the healthcare field. Working in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement communities and hospice organizations require professionals who possess a sound understanding of healthcare and the practical aspects of managed care.
The 60-credit degree includes focused coursework in the health sciences along with a range of well-paired general education courses. The program provides a solid foundation of health and science courses that will be required of students seeking a career in the medical field; moreover, it acts as a springboard to more specialized healthcare and/or science careers.
Across the state, there is a high demand for Medical Assistants in a variety of healthcare settings. Pine Technical & Community College’s Medical Assistant program will prepare you to perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. Designed with flexibility in mind, coursework includes Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG) training, as the duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty.
In just two semesters, you can take your nursing career to the next level. PTCC's Nursing Mobility program is designed for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who aspire to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing to become a registered nurse (RN). With an AS in Nursing, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. At PTCC, you’ll receive hands-on education in a state-of-the-art simulation lab, clinical experience, along with hybrid courses to accommodate your busy schedule.
Pine Technical & Community College’s Nursing Assistant program is the perfect opportunity to train for a rewarding career in a short amount of time. In one semester or less, PTCC’s program will prepare you with the knowledge and clinical skills to work in a variety of settings including nursing homes, adult day care centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities.
Licensed Practical Nurses are a vital part of any healthcare team, and the demand for skilled LPNs continues to grow. LPNs also enjoy job security, high earning potential, and advancement opportunities. Pine Technical & Community College’s Practical Nursing program prepares you for a fulfilling career caring for patients in a variety of settings.
Are you interested in drug therapy, safe administration of prescribed medications, knowledge of drug action related to body systems, side effects of medications? Pine Technical & Community College offers a Trained Medication Aide course that includes an overview of metric, apothecary, and household measurement abbreviations, with implications for use with medication administration. Upon completion of the course the student will receive a certificate of completion of the course. Becoming a TMA will allow you to distribute patient medications in nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, or other non-hospital, assisted living facilities for the physically or mentally disabled.