Fast Track HealthCare Program

Students must pre- apply to the program and be pre-approved. Students will be responsible for paying the non-refundable $75 program application fee and uniforms for Externship.

Associated Credentials: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy certification and EKG Tech certification

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

For the Fall 2019 program, please attend one of the free Information sessions held at Suffolk Workforce Center on June 4, at 1:00 PM or June 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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: August 5 – September 13 AND November 4 – December 12, 2019
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Suffolk Workforce Center
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

Phlebotomy Technician
Associated Credential: Phlebotomy Certification
Class Dates: September 16 – October 3
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Instructor: D. Womble
Location:Suffolk Workforce Center
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

EKG Technician
Associated Credential: EKG Technician Certification
Class Dates: October 7 – 31, 2019
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Suffolk Workforce Center
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