Technical Certificate (Stand Alone) in
Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title: Technical Certificate in Healthcare Technician
Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title including concentrations: (optional) NA
CIP Code: 31.51.0801.00
The Healthcare Technician Program is designed for students pursuing a career in the medical field who desire added certifications to enable them to enter the job market equipped with multiple skills. Students in this program will focus on the objectives required to become certified as Clinical Medical Assistants, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomy Technicians. Students who complete the program will work in hospital, clinic and home healthcare settings.
Students will be able to:
- Sit for the NHA Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam
- Sit for the EKG Technician Certification Exam
- Sit for the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam
- Sit for other certification exams based on the elective courses the student enrolls in such as the Certified Nursing Assist Certification Exam.
Professional Accrediting Body: If applicable
State Agency/Entity Oversight: If applicable
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certifications to Be Awarded: If applicable
(Specify whether the credential is awarded as a component of the degree/certificate or if it is optional, meaning that the student is prepared and eligible to take the test for the credential. Also, each course summary form should identify whether the course contributes to the opportunity to earn a specific credential.)
Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)
EKG Technician (CET)
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
The above certifications are the only certifications that the Healthcare Technician core courses address. Other certifications may be obtained depending on what courses are taken for the electives. For example, The CNA courses are not a specific requirement for the Healthcare Certificate program, but if a student takes the CNA courses to meet the elective requirements, they will be eligible to sit for the CNA licensure exam. We hope to add additional healthcare related courses in the future that will meet the elective requirements, such as IV Tech, Pharmacy Tech, etc.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): none