Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technology program will introduce students to curricula in Nursing Assistant, EKG/Telemetry, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medicine, and medical Terminology.  The program includes face-to-face and online instruction as well as a variety of lab activities for the critical hands-on learning.  Students who complete the program will be eligible to test and receive a national certification in Patient Care Technology making them much more employable as Patient Care Technicians.  Students who wish to pursue further study may do so with credits earned.

Area of Study

 Patient Care Technician



Total Program

14 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

Requirements - 14 hours

 Requirements Department
*Students may choose either LPN 1107 OR PCT 1107; students may choose either BIOL 1103 OR HIA 1103

LPN 1107 Certified Nursing Assistant Practical Nursing
PCT 1107 Patient Care Technician I
PCT 1204 Patient Care Technician II
BIOL 1103 Medical Terminology I Biological Science
HIA 1103 Medical Terminology I Health Information Assistant
A student completing all three courses will be awarded the CP in Patient Care Technician. A student completing the CP will be able to sit for the national PCT exam. A student completing the CP and earning national certification is highly employable as a Patient Care Technician or Clinical Support Associate. 

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