Patient Care Technician Program

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Patient Care Technician Program

Product Description

Patient Care Technician Program


Program Summary

The Patient Care Technician Program consists of 160 hours of lecture and lab classes. This diploma-based program meets for four-hour sessions over a 18-week period. The program schedule is listed below. The Patient Care Technician program provides students with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to enter the healthcare field as patient care technicians in a large variety of facilities such as hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, outpatient care centers and Physicians’ offices. Patient care technicians work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to oversee and monitor patients. As vital members of the healthcare team, they provide direct patient care and comfort measures, take patients’ vital signs, collect specimens, and much more.

The Patient Care Technician Program includes Four courses;

  • The Patient Care Technician Program includes four courses;
  • PCT 101: Fundamentals of Patient Care
  • PHE 102: Accelerated Phlebotomy
  • EKG 101: Electrocardiography
  • LPD 101: Leadership and Professional Development

Students are also provided with an NHA certification exam to become certified and recognized as a Certified Patient Care Technician, an EKG Technician, and a Phlebotomy Technician with the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

This program is designed and structured by extensive research and job task analysis of Patient Care Technicians working in a wide variety of healthcare sectors.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:


  • Work under a direct supervision of a nurse performing clinical skills
  • Measure height and weight
  • Prepare the examination room to be ready for the physician to examine the patient
  • Oral swab or nasopharyngeal swab
  • Equipment sterilization and disinfection
  • Patient range of motion exercises
  • Patient transfer skills
  • Gait techniques
  • Patient protection and hygiene
  • Patient positioning
  • Use of assistive devices for patients
  • Feeding and bathing patient
  • Dressing and grooming patient
  • Wound care
  • Patient communication for patient interview or patient education
  • Handling of medical records
  • Patient communication
  • Maintaining and updating patient records if required
  • Ordering supplies and keeping a track of the medical equipment and supplies
  • Cleaning biohazardous spills
  • Disposing of biohazard waste
  • Maintaining a log of biohazard waste
  • Updating equipment maintenance log sheet if required
  • Make an occupied bed
  • Assist with range of motion exercises
  • Take/Record height and weight
  • Applying an ace bandage
  • Applying elastic stockings
  • Chemical urinalysis
  • Gait belt and transfer belt use
  • Changing a non-sterile dressing
  • Collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis
  • Recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
  • Utilize a working knowledge of the circulatory system
  • Identifying and selecting equipment, supplies, and additives used in blood collection
  • Recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable
  • Recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures
  • Monitoring quality control within predetermined limits
  • Recognizing the various components of the healthcare delivery system
  • Recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect to their jobs and patient care
  • Demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers, and other healthcare personnel
  • Apply basic principles to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Utilize a working knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in EKG techniques, including Holter and Telemetry monitoring
  • Demonstrate knowledge of equipment used in Cardiology and its proper uses
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and result in analysis in EKG collection to identify and resolve artifacts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic lead strip interpretation
  • Respond to signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary compromise
  • Measure and monitor patient vital signs
  • Basic life support cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and certification
  • Have an opportunity to gain a national certification as a Patient Care Technician (CPT) with the National Health Career Association (NHA).


Admissions Requirements

All Applicants must submit their High School Diploma, Transcripts, (from an accredited high school) or high school equivalency, be 17 years of age or older, and government-issued photo identification.


M/W Morning Patient Care Technician Program 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM 20 weeks

Class Start Date
September 30, 2019
November 11, 2019
January 6, 2020
February 17, 2020
March 30, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 22, 2020
August 3, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 26, 2020
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Total Program Cost $3,000.00