This program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plans, including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and phlebotomy under the supervision of licensed healthcare provider.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to challenge for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for PCT, Phlebotomy and EKG. Graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, sub acute centers, long term care facilities, oncology hospitals, laboratory facilities.
The Certified Patient Care Technician assists doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. Some of the duties include: Basic patient care including feeding, bathing, or moving patients and changing linens.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
Current Photo Identification
Social Security Card
US High School Diploma or GED
Pass Background Check
Pass Drug Screening
Health Care Provider CPR Certification
A negative Tuberculosis test not older than one year or x-ray not older than two years
The following immunizations are required:
Flu Shot (During Flu Season)
Measle / Mumps/ Rubella
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Program Length: 16 Weeks
Class Time: 8:00am-1:30pm Monday – Thursday
Program Cost: $2,500
Financial assistance available w/WIA