Patient Care Technician Career Scholarships for Single Mothers

The following must be submitted to be considered for this program:

  • Complete and submit the application below

  • Email [email protected] a copy (PDF File or Phone Photo) of your

    • High School diploma or GED

    • Driver license or official ID

Program  Dates:

CLASS/CLINICALS -February 8- April 22, 2022

There are two parts to the program.

  1. PCT classes/lab (plus a clinical rotation)
  2. Career Success Workshops and Career Coaching*

Required Orientation:

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10:00-1:00

*Study Labs, workshops and individual career counseling sessions are mandatory. Students are required to attend all parts of the program.


  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • 9:00 am—1:00 pm


  • Jefferson State Community College    (Five Points location)
  • Clinical rotation at health care site 

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Single Mother with a child enrolled in Head Start (or previous enrollment).
  2. High school diploma or GED
  3. Interest to begin a career in a medical field
  4. Ability to dedicate extended time and effort to study in/out of class and complete a clinical rotation at a health care facility
  5. Criminal background check, drug screen, health screen, and updated immunizations. record required for clinical placement.

Career Scholarship Program

The Scholarship includes:

Program Registration Fees, Books and Transportation Stipend. 

  • Books must be returned at the end of classes
  • Students will be required to purchase scrubs for clinical rotations and   must be up to date on immunizations.

Program Overview

The Patient Care Assistant/Technician (PCA/T) course is designed to prepare entry-level graduates that promote and protect the health and safety of patients through the delivery of compassionate, quality health care services, and the promotion of health care standards.

  • Patient Care Skills Care Skills/Course Objectives:
  • knowledge and skills in medical and surgical asepsis
  • basic anatomy and physiology
  • cardiac monitoring
  • Electrocardiography
  • Phlebotomy
  • Healthcare worker interpersonal skills.

Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to work under the supervision of licensed professional personnel, and alongside other health care providers in a variety of settings.

Entry level opportunities include  hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care and assisted living facilities, hospice, home care, and other health care facilities.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will  sit for the Patient Care Technician/Assistant Certification (CPCT/A).  Also,  a Certificate of Completion from Jefferson State will be issued.

Contact Information:

Christine McLain
Career Counselor
Jefferson State Community College
[email protected]

Complete and Submit your application today!

Personal Information


Secondary and Postsecondary Education

Complete education history.


Type NONE if no children
Type 0 if no children
Child 1 - Stays Home with You or Family Member?(Required)
Type NONE if no children
Child 1 - In Public School(Required)
Child 1 -Head Start Class?(Required)
Child 1 - In Daycare ?(Required)
Type NONE if no children

Child 2

Type NONE if no children
Type 0 if no children
Child 2 - Stays Home with You or Family Member?(Required)
Type NONE if no children
Child 2 - In Public School(Required)
Child 2 -Head Start Class?(Required)
Child 2 - In Daycare ?(Required)
Type NONE if no children

Child 3

Type NONE if no children
Type 0 if no children
Child 3 - Stays Home with You or Family Member?(Required)
Type NONE if no children
Child 3 - In Public School(Required)
Child 3 - Head Start Class?(Required)
Child 3 - In Daycare ?(Required)
Type NONE if no children

Child 4

Type NONE if no children
Type 0 if no children
Child 4 - Stays Home with You or Family Member?(Required)
Type NONE if no children
Child 4 - In Public School(Required)
Child 4 - Head Start Class?(Required)
Child 4 - In Daycare ?(Required)
Type NONE if no children

Employment History

If you are awarded a sholarship, do you have transportation?(Required)
Have you been laid off over the past 12 months due to no cause of your own?(Required)
Employment Status(Required)
Do you plan to seek employment in the career field if selected for the program?(Required)

Felony/Drug History Conviction(s)

Have you ever been convicted of or pled no contest or guilty to any felony or any serious crime?(Required)

List below no more than three reasons why you should be selected.

Would you be comfortable working with the public every day?(Required)
Do you have basic computer skills?(Required)
Do you have a home computer?(Required)
Would you agree to report your employment status for one year?(Required)
Would you agree to attend all classes, workshops, study labs and individual career counseling appointments (some appointments may be outside of class times)?(Required)
Are you up to date on immunizations?(Required)
Are you able to complete a clinical rotation at an outside health care facility?(Required)
(Hours will be different than the scheduled class.)
This can be personal, academic, or professional.

Scholarship Application Submission Agreement

By typing your name in the signature box below you agree to the following statement:

I represent and warrant that the information I have given on this application is full and true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I further acknowledge that I understand that I may be asked to provide documented verification of education, experience, and required certifications and/or licensures. And further, I represent and warrant that I have answered fully and truthfully all questions regarding criminal convictions/records. I have read and understand the details of the Women’s Foundation PCT Scholarship program. I understand that participation in this program may include a criminal background check and drug screen. I understand that I may be required to travel to different locations for class, labs, clinical rotations, workshops, study labs, career counselor appointments or to use the computer lab during times outside of class time. I understand that classes will require extended time and effort outside of class to successfully complete program.
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Student Grade Release Form

I understand that The Women’s Fund of Greater Alabama is sponsoring this Career Scholarship Program and as such, I am giving permission for Jefferson State Community College to release any information to that organization related to class attendance, conduct, academic honesty and grades. In addition, I am also giving Jefferson State Community College’s One Stop Career Center permission to release information about my participation in any of their services.
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Student Photo Release Form

I , the undersigned, do hereby release all rights or claims in connection with the photo(s) or video in which I appear, for use by Jefferson State Community College or partner grant agencies. I understand that the photo(s) or video, if used, will be used for the promotional purpose of assisting Jefferson State Community College and grant partners and I waive any claim to financial remuneration for the use of these photo(s) or video. I also waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photos and advertising copy. I hereby release Jefferson State Community College, its legal representatives and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking of said picture(s) or video or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof. I declare that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard.
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