Fast Track HealthCare Program

Fast Track Healthcare Programs at PDCCC Workforce Development

CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician
CET – Certified EKG Technician

Start your career pathway with 3 in-demand certifications in healthcare!

CMA’s are growing at a rate of 32% (much faster than average) with a median salary of $31,000 per year. Phlebotomists are growing at 34% with a median salary of $32,000 per year. EKG Technicians (cardiovascular technicians) are growing at 24% with some jobs paying $61,000 (O*Net, 2017).

Fast Track Healthcare Class Schedule

Fast Track Healthcare Timeline Fall 2018

Dates/Days: August 6 – December 19, 2018 (Mondays – Thursdays)

Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Suffolk Workforce Development Center, 157 N Main Street
2nd Floor, Suffolk, VA 23434

Cost: $4500

Tuition fee includes:

  • First Aid & CPR certification
  • 286 hours of lecture and lab
  • 200 hours externship with a local employer
  • Uniforms
  • Textbooks
  • Practice Tests
  • Online Study Guides
  • Credential Exams – a $385 value
  • Student Lab Kit

Individual program tuition is:
Phlebotomy $2,300
EKG Tech $1,800

All 3 healthcare programs require you to sit for the National Healthcare Association (NHA) certification exams to earn your credentials.
PDCCC has become a NHA partner and will offer the exams on-site.


  • Attend orientation session*
  • 18+ years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
  • WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Immunizations

Attend An Informational Session!
May 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. or May 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Suffolk Workforce Development Center
157 N Main St D, 2nd Floor,
Suffolk, VA 23434

If you are interested in learning more about the Fast Track Healthcare programs, the Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG technician bundle, or each program individually, please contact Workforce Development at (757) 569-6050 or email to indicate your interest.

Those interested will be invited to attend an orientation session prior to applying for the program.