The Health Care Assistant certificate of credit program provides a solid foundation in the fundamental principles for diploma-level Health Science fields at NGTC including Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, and more.
Students who enroll in the Health Care Assistant program will choose a specialization or may select one of two tracks to pursue:
The field of technology is fast-growing, and qualified phlebotomists are in high demand. Phlebotomists can work with mobile clinics, laboratories, nursing homes, and hospitals. These courses prepare students to become highly skilled technicians as well as deliver high-quality compassionate care to patients in various settings.
Students who complete the Health Care Assistant certificate and choose the patient care specialization are eligible to sit for the state certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
NGTC offers a wide variety of diploma-level health care programs including Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technology, Emergency Services, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing. Program-specific information is available on each of these under the Academic Programs tab.
Students who complete the Health Care Assistant program have a foundation for diploma-level programs such as:
Students in the Health Care Assistant program receive BLS and First Aid certification.
Students who complete the Health Care Assistant program may sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.
Health Care Assistant graduates may find employment in places such as:
Home Health Care or Long-term Care Facilities
Hospitals and clinics
Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):
Patient Care Assistant Advisor for Clarkesville/Currahee
Gain a solid foundation in the fundamental principles for diploma-level Health Science fields at NGTC.