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Take the Fast Track Healthcare course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar. 

Get started by calling Workforce Development at 757-569-6050 or emailing Workforce at workforce@pdc.edu.


Everything You Need to Know About the Fast Track Healthcare Program! 

Attend a free informational session at the Camp Regional Workforce Development Center.

Free Informational Sessions

September 8 (9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM in Room 204-206, Workforce Development Center) or
September 10 (9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM in Room 204-206, Workforce Development Center)

*All prospective students for the Fast Track Healthcare Program are required to attend an informational session and apply to the program.


The Fast Track Healthcare Program prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career!  Earn your Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician credentials in only five months. The next Fast Track Healthcare Program will be offered in Spring 2021.  The standalone EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician classes will be offered this Fall.

Tuition: $5,000 (Scholarships and grants are available.)

Textbooks and class materials, CPR certificate, on-site credential exams, and externships with local employers are included with tuition.

Applicants will be selected by the Fast Track Healthcare Program coordinator based on application criteria.

For more information, email workforce@pdc.edu or call (757) 569-6050.

*The EKG Technician class requires being enrolled in the Fast Track Healthcare Bundle program or if taking the EKG stand-alone class having a previous medical background (i.e. RN, LPN, CNA, PA).

Associated Credentials: Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician Certifications Must be 18 years or older and have high school diploma or GED. 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. Camp 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: Spring 2021 – January 11 – June 3, 2021 (*January 6, 2021 Mandatory Orientation)
Hybrid Date: February 10 - November 4, 2021 – 6:00 - 9:00PM - Certification Exam November 8, 2021
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Certification Exam: June 4, 2021
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
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

EKG Technician Associated Credential: EKG Technician Certification
Class Dates: Fall 2020 – September 14 – October 8, 2020 (*Certification Exam October 9, 2020)
             Spring 2021 – March 8 – April 1, 2021 (*Certification Exam April 2, 2021)
            Fall 2021 – September 13 – October 7, 2021 (*Certification Exam October 8, 2021)
Hybrid Date: June 22 - August 11, 2021 – 6:00-8:00PM – Certification Exam August 12, 2021
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Certification Exam: Friday, October 9, 2020
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
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

Phlebotomy Technician Associated Credential: Phlebotomy Certification
Class Dates: Fall 2020 – October 12-October 29, 2020 (*Certification Exam October 30, 2020)
             Spring 2021 – April 5-April 22, 2021 (*Certification Exam April 23, 2021)
             Fall 2021 – October 11-October 28, 2021 (*Certification Exam October 29, 2021)
Hybrid Date: August 17 - September 22, 2021 – Certification Exam September 23, 2021
Class Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Times: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Certification Exam: Friday, October 30, 2020
Instructor: D. Womble
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus
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

Application & Registration Information – Applicants for the FastTrack Healthcare Program, and the EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician stand-alone classes, must first be selected by the FastTrack Healthcare Program Coordinator based on application criteria. 

For more information, email workforce@pdc.edu or call 757-569-6050.