Are You A Match?
Do you enjoy working in healthcare settings?
Do you enjoy one-on-one interaction with others?
Are you friendly and patient?
Are you able to stay calm in stressful situations?
Can you do considerable bending and lifting?
Do you have a strong work ethic?
The Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of
Credit program prepares students with rigorous
classroom training and practice as well as the clinical
experiences necessary to perform a full range of
patient care duties or services under nursing or
medical direction. This includes taking vital signs,
obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of
daily living, observing and charting patient
information, and reporting appropriate information
to supervisors. It may also include providing various
outreach services to clients within the community.
Students who successfully complete the program may
be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide
Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines
competency to become enrolled in the state nurse
Opportunities: There are many job opportunities for a PCA/CNA in a variety
of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation
centers, assisted living facilities, and home health.
Job Placement: 90-100 % of our graduates are placed in jobs in their field of
study each year.
Salary: A PCA/CNA may start out at minimum wage with opportunities for
salary increases dependent upon years of experience and additional training
Additional Program Requirements
Clinicals: A minimum of 24 clinical hours in a nursing home are required in the
NAST 1100 class.
Pre-clinical requirements to be done under time constraints set by instructor
in NAST 1100:
Random drug and alcohol screen prior to clinical experience approximate
cost of $65.00
TB skin test approximate cost of $10-20
National criminal background checks approximate cost of $50.00.
Certification exam fees: $117.00 due at the completion of the program if the
graduate chooses to become certified as a Nurse’s Aide in the state of Georgia
Uniforms: required in the classroom and clinical settings; cost varies
dependent upon where uniforms are purchased
Registration is offered fall, spring and summer terms
dependent upon which campus is offering the program.
Contact your program advisor through e-mail, telephone or
in person during new student registration.
Length of program
Most students can complete the program
in 2 terms.
One time application fee of $20
Once a year malpractice insurance fee of
$11.00 assessed each fall semester
Late registration fees of $45
Fees, by term, as follows:
Tuition is based on $89 per credit
hour ($1335 for 15 hours or more)
Registration fee of $50
Activity fee of $24
Technology fee of $105
Insurance of $4.00
Instructional fee of $50
Check with financial aid concerning your
financial support eligibility.
Check our website for the most recent
tuition costs and general fee costs.
Total Estimated Program Costs
Books/Supplies/Uniforms/Term Certifications/ Licenses
Current fees as listed on the Moultrie Technical College website
Total Book cost is approximately $600.00
Uniforms consist of navy blue scrubs and nursing or athletic shoes. Costs
vary dependent upon where the items are purchased.
Drug/Alcohol Screen cost is approximately $65.00
TB Skin Test is approximately $10 - $20
National Criminal Background check is approximately $50.00
Certification Exam taken at the end of the program is $117.00 if no special
accommodations are necessary
Frequently Asked Questions ??
Does my CNA certificate cover me from state to state?
No, but most states have reciprocity which means that you may be able to
make application to the state to which you plan to transfer, and they will
accept your training and certificate from Georgia and award you a certificate
for that state as well.
Do I have to renew my certificate?
Yes. It has to be renewed every 2 years.
Do I have to retest when I renew my certificate.
No, you do not have to retest unless you let your certificate lapse.
PCA Program Advisor
Debra Craft, RN, BSN, M.Ed. - Allied Health
Coordinator, Program Coordinator for PCA/NA
Campus/office #: Veterans Parkway Campus
Office hours: 8:00 – 5:00 and by appointment
Amy Stewart, RN
Campus: Tifton Campus
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment
As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age,
political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).
Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132
800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31788
Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia