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A goniometer allows Physical Therapist Assistants to measure the range of motion in a joint that has been damaged. As treatment and therapy progress, range of motion should increase compared with the baseline measurement taken after the injury. A goniometer allows Physical Therapist Assistants to measure the range of motion in a joint that has been damaged. As treatment and therapy progress, range of motion should increase compared with the baseline measurement taken after the injury.

As specialized fields of study, Allied Health programs at Volunteer State Community College have different additional costs, which can include association membership fees, malpractice insurance and uniforms.

Expect the following costs for most programs: application fee ($10), background check ($75), graduation fee ($25), lab coat ($30), scrub suits ($40 each) and $200-$300 for vaccinations and disease screening. Proof of vaccinations can lessen some of the costs.

The additional costs for the Sleep Diagnostics Program are about $950. Extra costs for the EMT Basic Program are about $750 and the Paramedic Program about $1,100. Prospective students should include all costs in their financial planning. The full two-year Radiologic Technology Program, for example, costs about $8,200 for Tennessee residents and $25,000 for non-residents.

Basic Tuition and Fees

Heres a closer look at how some of the estimated costs break down. Make sure to get a current list of estimated costs from the Allied Health programs that interest you.

Sleep Diagnostics
Fee Cost
Initial Vol State application $10
TN Sleep Society Student Membership $15
VSCC Graduation fee $25
Certification testing $350
Malpractice Insurance $35 per year
Scrub Suits (per pair) $40
Lab Coat $30
CPR Certification $45
Background check (summer term) $75
Name Tag $3.50
Hospital Parking $15
Clinical Travel varies
Disease Screening (titers) $60
Hepatitis B Injections $150
Varicella Vaccination $50
Measles Vaccination $30
EMT and Paramedic
Fee EMT Cost PARAMEDIC Cost
Textbooks (approximately) $130 $271
Professional Liability Insurance $30 $150
Health physical and Immunizations $150 $150
Clinical uniform and Supplies $50 $70
Graduation fee $25 $25
Background Check $73 $73
State Fees $210 $235
Certification testing $70 $110
Radiologic Technology
Fee Cost
Malpractice insurance $29 per year
Books $650
Criminal background check $75
Uniforms $100-$200
CPR certification $45
Immunizations and titers $200-$400
Graduation fee $25
Certification testing $150
Respiratory Care Technology
Fee Cost
PALS instruction $155
ACLS instruction $155
Health insurance varies
Life support class $65
TB skin test $5
Tetanus shot $20
Disease screening $80
Hepatitis B injections $90
Varicella vaccination $50
Measles vaccination $50
Malpractice insurance $35
Lab coat $30
Scrub suits, per pair $40
Stethoscope $12
White tennis shoes $50-$100
VSCC patch $6
Hospital parking $30
TSRC state seminar $75
Vanderbilt seminar $20
Background check $75
Drug screening site specific
VA fingerprinting site specific
VSCC graduation fee $25
State license fee $120
National entry level exam $190
National advanced exam $390
Health Information Technology
Fee Cost
AHIMA student membership $35
Background check $80-$100
Professional liability insurance $35
TB skin test $10
Proof of current vaccinations
Drug screen site specific
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Fee Cost
Books $720
SDMS membership (optional) $40
AIUM membership (optional) $25
Thumb/flash drive $60
Disease screening $60
Hepatitis B injections $150
Measles vaccination $30
Varicella vaccination $50
Basic life support class $35
Graduation fee $25
Background check $75
Malpractice insurance $35
White tennis shoes $50-$100
Name tag $3.50
VSCC patch $6
Scrub suits, per pair $40
Lab coat $30
Post-graduation exam Fees Cost
Abdomen $200
Obstetrics/Gynecology $200
Physical Principles and Instrumentation $200