Below is a summary of our policies.  See our  CATALOG_and_POLICIES_MANUAL


Applications are accepted up to the business day prior to beginning of class or until class is filled.  Class size is limited to 14 students and class space is filled on a first come, first served basis.  The Training Center of NW Georgia, Inc. will not “hold” a class space for a student.  After a class is full, subsequent applicants may choose to be placed on a waiting list, or to select a different class date.  Register early to assure your placement in the class of your choice.

We do not offer online registration for this class at this time.   To register, call the office at 770-606-9697.

Credentials Earned and Certification

Upon successful completion of the PCT training program and full payment of all class fees, you will receive a PCT Class Completion Certificate and will be eligible to register for the National Health Career Association, Patient Care Technician certification exam.  Training Center of NW Georgia Director is an approved proctor for the National Health Career Association and is authorized to administer the written exam for certification.   Exams are scheduled by appointment.

Employment Opportunities

Successful completion of training program along with obtaining national certification, prepares students for employment in a variety of medical facilities, including: Hospitals, Clinics, Labs, Doctor’s offices, Nursing homes, Personal care homes, Assisted Living homes, Home health care companies, Hospice care companies, and private home care.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission:

  • You must be able to read and speak English.
  • You must be physically able to perform the duties of a PCT, including walking, standing, bending, and lifting.


The following documents are required.  You may either scan and email the document(s) to or deliver to office.

  • GNPEC Student Disclosure Form – Open link, print, complete, and return.
  • Driver’s License or State issued ID
  • Social Security Card
  • High School diploma or transcript OR GED certificate
  • Documentation of prior medical training or experience.  Any of the following are acceptable:
    • Certified Nurse Aid with current certification
    • Certified Nurse Aid with expired certification
    • Nurse Aid training
    • Basic medical training at another school
    • Medical work experience

It is important that students understand the commitment required to be successful in this training program.  Students must be prepared to spend approximately 15 hours per week studying.  Attendance is critical.  When you miss a class you may miss information that is not in your text books or class materials but is only covered by the instructor.  At the end of training, you should be prepared to spend approximately 20 hours per week in study time for 1-3 weeks to prepare to take the National Certification Exam

Students with a criminal record are eligible to take class, However. certain criminal charges and/or convictions may result in student being ineligible to participate in optional clinical sessions and may limit your job opportunities.

Requirements for successful completion of PCT Program

Students are issued grades on chapter quizzes, projects, participation, exams, and medical terminology exams.  These grades are averaged for the final class grade.  Final grade must be 75 or higher to pass training program.

  • Student must successful demonstration of ALL lab/clinical skills in classroom setting as determined by instructor
  • Student must complete homework and project assignments
  • Completion of all lab/clinical requirements, including, but not limited to:
    • Demonstrate infection control procedures
    • Prepare blood collection tray
    • Perform skin puncture and prepare blood smears
    •  Select and prepare blood draw site
    • Perform 50 successful blood draws
    • Perform 10 successful EKGs
    • Demonstrate ability to interpret EKG reports
    • Perform accurate blood pressure reading

Note:   Instructor will provide current grades/GPA to student upon request.   If GPA falls below 75 or student is in danger of not successfully completing the program for any reason, the student will be issued a Warning form.

Participation grade will be issued in consideration of the following:

  • Attendance
  • School and facility policies are followed
  • All safety procedures are followed
  • Instructor, fellow students and volunteer patients are treated with dignity and respect
  • Compliance with dress code
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Maintain positive attitude and cooperation

Dress Code

The following are required each class/lab day for a professional appearance, as well as safety and infection control:

  • The Training Center of NW Georgia, Inc. issued name badge.
  • Clean, non-wrinkled scrub set (any style or color)
  • Nursing or tennis shoes  (must be leather or vinyl solid surface).
  • Hair – Long hair must be pulled back
  • Nail – No longer than ¼” beyond fingertips. No artificial nails.  Polish must be a natural/neutral color.

Program Credits

The Training Center of NW Georgia, Inc. training program credits are NOT transferable to other institutions.

Class Schedule

Day Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm..

Evening Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10 pm.

All class schedules are subject to change.  Scheduled class end date may be extended due to circumstances beyond our control, such as quarantine of clinical site, inclement weather, or instructor illness.


Optional outside Clinical/Externship opportunities may be available at local medical facilities.  There are additional requirements and fees to participate.  You will not be eligible for placement at clinical site until after you have passed the Certification Exam and have completed all clinical placement requirements.   Clinical placement is at the discretion of the clinical site and is not guaranteed.

Program Credits

The Training Center of NW Georgia, Inc. training program credits are NOT transferable to other institutions.