Fast Track HealthCare Program

The Fast Track Healthcare program is offered in spring and fall semesters each year, alternating the location between Camp’s Regional Workforce Development Center and the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.

If you are interested in applying to the Fast Track Healthcare Program, you will need to attend one of our FREE Informational Sessions and meet the Fast Track Healthcare Coordinator/Instructor, Dawn Womble, and learn about the Fast Track Healthcare application process and fees, tuition costs, program goals, design requirements, and funding possibilities. Dates/times will be determined at a later time. Applicants will be selected by the Coordinator/Instructor based on the Fast Track Healthcare Program application criteria.

For more information, email workforce@pdc.edu or call 757-569-6050

Fast Track Healthcare Class Schedule Spring 2020

Associated Credentials: Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician Certifications

Must be 18 years or older and have high school diploma or GED.

Start your career pathway with 3 in-demand certifications in healthcare. All 3 programs prepare you to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams to earn your credentials. PDCCC has become an NHA partner and will offer the exams on-site. Must be 18 years or older and have a High School Diploma or GED required.


Clinical Medical Assistant
Associated Credential: CMA Certification
Class Dates: January 13 – June 4, 2020
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Certification Exam: Friday, June 5, 2020
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Regional Workforce Dev. Center, Franklin, VA
Tuition: $5,000
WCG Price: $1,668

A medical assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks like:

  • Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
  • Answering phone calls and questions
  • Assisting providers with exams and procedures
  • Administering injections or medications
  • Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
  • Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
  • Taking patient vital signs

EKG Technician
Associated Credential: EKG Technician Certification
Class Dates: March 9 – April 2, 2020
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Certification Exam: Friday, April 3, 2020
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Regional Workforce Dev. Center, Franklin, VA
Tuition: $1,800
WCG Price: $600

As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
  • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
  • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
  • Schedule appointments
  • Transcribe physicians’ interpretations

Phlebotomy Technician
Associated Credential: Phlebotomy Certification
Class Dates: April 6 – 23, 2020
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Certification Exam: Friday, April 24, 2020
Instructor: D. Womble
Tuition: $2,300
WCG Price: $767

As a Phlebotomy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
  • Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure
  • Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
  • Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels
  • Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing
  • Verify patient/donor identity
  • Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test
  • Tubes and blood vials

Employability Skills
Class Dates: Spring 2020

This course provides an overview of the qualities and characteristics recognized by employers as important for employee success. Topics covered are: Basic Computers, Interpersonal skills, Professionalism and Communications.