Course Summary

Patient care technicians (PCTs) help provide basic care to patients; care such as: using the bathroom, serving food, and or changing bedding; they are usually in charge of monitoring vital signs, providing emotional support to patients and families.

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Clock Hours

600 hours or 30 weeks

Program Description

Patient care technicians are responsible for obtaining samples, performing tests, recording results, periodically checking blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse, monitoring patient status, and updating the health care team.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the skills and hands on experience needed to become entry level Patient Care Technicians, utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings.

Program Objectives

Patient care technicians are able to monitor patients' food and fluid intake, accompany patients during x-ray studies, and other processes.

Admission Requirements

Application for admission.

High school diploma or GED certificate.

$50 non-refundable application fee.

A valid ID.

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