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Accepting applications now for the Spring 2023 session of the Fast Track Healthcare Program!
For more information, call the Workforce Development Office at (757) 569-6050 or email workforce@pdc.edu.

The Fast Track Healthcare Bundle Program prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career!  Start your career pathway with three in-demand healthcare certifications - Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician.  You can earn these credentials in only five months.  Students will take the National Healthcareer (NHA) certification exams for CMA, EKG, and Phlebotomy.  Camp is an NHA partner, and students may take the three exams on-site.

Applicants for the Bundle Program are selected by the Fast Track Healthcare Program coordinator based on application criteria. Students must be 18 years or older and have earned a high school diploma or GED.  Tuition for the Fast Track Healthcare Bundle Program is $5,000 and includes a workbook and other class materials, CPR certificate, on-site credential exams, and externships with local employers. Textbooks are provided to students for their use during the program, and are required to be returned when a student completes or withdraws from the program. Funding assistance is available for those who qualify.

The EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician classes are offered as part of the Bundle program AND as stand-alone classes.  Students interested in taking EKG Technician as a stand-alone class must have a previous medical background (i.e. RN, LPN, CNA, PA).

For more information about this program, email workforce@pdc.edu or call (757) 569-6050.

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Fast Track Healthcare Bundle: CMA Certification, EKG Technician Certification, Phlebotomy Technician Certification
Class Dates: January 9 - June 1, 2023
Instructor: Staff
Location: Camp Workforce - Franklin Campus
Tuition: $4,995
WCG Price: $1,665

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 Stand-Alone: EKG Technician Certification
Class Dates: March 6 - 30, 2023
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Instructor: Staff
Location: Camp Workforce - Franklin Campus
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 Stand-Alone: Phlebotomy Certification
Class Dates: April 3 - 20, 2023
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Instructor: Staff
Location: Camp Workforce - Franklin Campus
Tuition: $2,334
WCG Price: $778

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

Application & Registration Information – Applicants for the FastTrack Healthcare Program, and the EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician stand-alone classes, must first be selected by the FastTrack Healthcare Program Coordinator based on application criteria.  

Email workforce@pdc.edu or call 757-569-6050 for more information.


Job Outlook –
As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians was 200.

There is projected annual demand for 15 new entrants into this occupation.

Total employment for Medical Assistants was 2,454, and projected demand is 327 new entrants into this occupation.

Total employment for Phlebotomists was 492, and projected annual demand is 70 new entrants into this occupation.

(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report, April 2022)

Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –
2021 wages for Cardiovascular Technologist & Technician careers:
Entry Level $34,200 – Mean $58,800 – Experienced $71,200

2021 wages for Medical Assistant careers:
Entry Level $27,200 – Mean $35,700 – Experienced $39,900

2021 wages for Phlebotomist careers:
Entry Level $24,700 – Mean $34,900 – Experienced $39,900