PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

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, hemodialysis and other needs.

You’ll work in settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities and home health care agencies.

Because PCTs work with patients on a daily basis, they need to have solid communication skills and be empathetic and attentive to their needs.


Students enrolled in the Patient Care Technician (PCT), will be taught the following course modules:

  • Drawing blood

  • Performing catheterizations

  • Removing sutures and staples

  • Managing wound care

  • Administering ECGs

  • Operating dialysis equipment and performing treatment procedures

  • Performing emergency room skills (splints, immobilizations, nasogastric tube removal)

  • Inserting intravenous saline locks

Upcoming Class Schedule

Schedules: Monday-Friday

8:00AM-4:30PM

Upcoming Dates:
* July 16, 2018
* August 20, 2018
* September 24, 2018

The Patient Care Technician program prepares graduates for a career in the health care field, such as a:

  • Hospital caregiver

  • Emergency department technician

  • Patient advocate

  • Burn technician

  • Dialysis technician

  • ECG monitoring technician

  • Rehabilitation center technician



Job Outlook

As the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for health care workers. All health care-related occupations are projected to increase by more than 19 percent nationally through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*