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CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Patient Care Technician Program


Students will learn about the settings, work outline and responsibilities of a patient care technician; the Patient’s Bill of Rights, infection control and first aid; vital signs; supportive, elderly, palliative and hospice care; medical terminology; medical conditions as they relate to the body systems; phlebotomy and EKG (See phlebotomy and EKG program descriptions above).


Students will master the following skill sets: following infection control and safety guidelines; performing an accurate assessment of vital signs; applying dressings, turning, positioning and transferring patients; learning the correct use for  restraints, assisting with dressing and ambulation, identifying, handling and disposing of infectious and hazardous waste; performing phlebotomy, EKG, urinalysis, glucose and hematocrit and hemoglobin testing. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the MedCA certification exam.

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM SCHEDULE: 16 WEEKS 


EVENING CLASSES: TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 6PM-9PM


CLASS STARTS FOR THIS PROGRAM: 


TUESDAY JUNE 28TH, TO OCTOBER 13TH, 2022

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25TH, TO FEBRUARY 23RD, 2023


As a patient care technician (PCT), you will have daily hands-on experiences with patients by helping them with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (ECG), blood draws, urinalysis, hematocrit and hemoglobin testing, putting in and removing urinary catheters, along with gaining many other laboratory skills. PCT students will  learn how to bathe, and help assist patients in dressing, feeding, and grooming. You’ll work in settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities and home health care agencies. Students will be taught the importance of Advance Directives, and ethical principles. Because PCTs work with patients on a daily basis, they need to have solid communication skills and be empathetic and attentive to their needs.


Program cost $6500 PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THIS PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE 3 CERTIFICATIONS:

1)CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

2)CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMIST TECHNICIAN

3)CERTIFIED EKG TECHNICIAN

**REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT INTO PROGRAM:

(NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PENDING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, YOU MAY STILL REGISTER FOR PROGRAM/CLASS SESSIONS).

*GED or High School Diploma

*Background check/Police clearance

*TB skin test

*Hepatitis B vaccine series (need proof of immunization record to start clinical lab procedures ) and TB vaccination.


TUITION INCLUDES:

  • All class materials
  • Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, pulse-ox
  • National certification exams
  • Study guides
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and OSHA Training
  • Program Clinical
  • CPR/BLS Training
  • Professional resume writing