Patient Care/Medical Assisting

Shared Time


Tinton Falls Campus
537 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls 07724


Phone: 732-542-5455

High School Program Description

The Patient Care/Medical Assisting program is a two-year HIGH SCHOOL program.  The program is unique, in that, the classroom is work-based after the first two months each year.  This concept develops work-place readiness skills, professional behavior, and provides immediate access to various jobs upon graduation.  Students will have clinical experience in the nursing department in a long-term care facility/nursing home, assisted living facility and in a hospital.

Career Pathways

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Long Term
  • Home Health Aide (CHHA)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA) - Hospital
  • EKG Technician in medical facility

Continuing Education

  • MCVSD-Practical Nursing Program-LPN
  • Associates Degree-Registered Nurse-RN
  • Bachelors Degree-Registered Nurse-RN

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Patient Care Skills/Personal Care
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Assessment of Vital Signs
  • Infection Control Techniques
  • Health & Safety Procedures
  • Venipuncture
  • EKG

Important Information:

Medical Requirement: It is MANDATORY that students complete a physical, PPD and blood work by the first week of school.  Specific information is mailed home in the summer.  Guidelines are strictly followed.

Professional Attire: Scrubs and white sneakers are worn by all students to clinical. Specific color of scrubs will be reviewed the first week of school.  No fake nails, hair is worn up and away from face.  Stud earrings and a watch are acceptable.

Clinical: Student is directly involved in the personal care of a resident, which includes bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, and transferring, in preparation for nursing assistant certification.

High School Credits Earned:

Level 1
Patient Care 10 credits
CTE Math I 5 credits
CTE Science I 5 credits
Level 2
Nursing Assistant 10 credits
CTE Math II 5 credits
CTE Science II 5 credits

TOTAL: 40 Credits

College Credits Earned:

Brookdale Community College:
Foundations in Nursing 2 credits

TOTAL: 2 Credits
Rutgers University:
Dynamics of Health Care 3 credit
Medical Terminology 3 credit

TOTAL: 6 Credits

*Rutgers University–MUST take & pass challenge exams for credit.


Patient Care Associate – District Endorsed
Electrocardiograph Technician – District Endorsed
Home Health Aide ** – NJ Endorsed
Medical Assisting, Administrative – District Endorsed
Medical Assisting, Clinical – District Endorsed
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – State Endorsed

MCVSD Program Certificate

*All certificates achieved through successful completion of program & certification exams.
** Only students who are 18 years or older within 3 months of completing the program are eligible

The following is a list of acceptable documents that may be used to establish a student's identity and eligibility to be licensed by the Board and/or to renew his or her license:
I-327 (Reentry Permit)
I-551(Permanent Resident Card)
I-571(Refugee Travel Document)
I- 688 (Temporary Resident Card)
I-688A (Employment Authorization Card)
I-688B (Employment Authorization Document)
I-766 (Employment Authorization Card)
I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
Questions about your immigration status and whether or not it is a qualifying status under federal law should be directed to the USCIC at:1-800-375-5283
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