Patient Care Technician

Dates: September 13-23, 2021

Meets: M, Tu, W and Th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: H Building H-321

Registration Fee: $0.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: Tracy Kortuem  Phone: 615-353-3456  Email:

What is the purpose of the program?

Nashville State Community College, HCA Healthcare Foundation/TriStar Health, and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) have teamed up to create a new accelerated career pipeline to the high-demand healthcare industry. Working together, the three organizations are educating and creating a pathway for needed patient care technicians, particularly for residents in historically underserved areas, in healthcare facilities throughout the Metro Nashville area.

Cost to student:

The program is free.

What is a Patient Care Technician?

Whether in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care facility, or a doctor's office, technicians play a vital role in patient care. Working directly with patients and nurses, technicians typically assist with:

  • Managing food and liquid intake
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Drawing blood
  • Serving meals
  • Administering IVs
  • Changing bedding

Benefits of being a Patient Care Technician:
  • A high-demand career position in the healthcare industry.
  • On average, technicians are paid $14.00 an hour.
  • Provide critical primary care to patients. 
  • Being a patient care technician can serve as a stepping stone to a healthcare-related career.

Program details:
Students will receive two weeks of classroom and lab instruction in a state-of-the-art simulation lab at the Nashville State Community College White Bridge Road campus. Following the completion of those two weeks, students will be placed for one week in a TriStar Health facility for their clinical rotation.
The clinical rotation provides hands-on learning experiences in a supervised and structured format, where students acquire the necessary skills.
o Classroom/Simulation Room: Two weeks (32 hours)

  •  Monday- Thursday evenings (4 hours/day)
  •  Location: Nashville State Community College, White Bridge Road campus

o Clinical Time: Three Days (24 hours total) 

  •  Location: Nashville TriStar Health Facility (Skyline Medical Center, Southern Hills Medical Center, and Centennial Medical Center).

Criteria to be eligible for program: 

  • At least 18 years old
  •  Must be able to pass drug and background screening (to be eligible for possible post-program employment).

Complete the Patient Care Technican Application and email to with “PCT Application” in the subject line.


Clinicals will be September 28, 29, and 30 from 7 AM to 3 PM.
Fee: $0.00

H Building H-321

Date Day Time Location
09/13/2021Monday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/14/2021Tuesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/15/2021Wednesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/16/2021Thursday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/20/2021Monday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/21/2021Tuesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/22/2021Wednesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
09/23/2021Thursday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321


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