The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. The program provides competency in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills. The student will also gain the knowledge and skills required of home health aides as well as obtain training in basic ECG and venipuncture (for blood collection). Graduates will be qualified for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-related organizations. The university awards a certificate upon completion of this program.

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Program Requirements (20 Credits)

Core Requirements (20)
Credit Hours
  • PCT 105
    Fundamentals of Patient Care, Disease and Treatment
  • PCT 110
    Medical Terminology
  • PCT 115
    Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • PCT 120
    Introduction to ECG
  • PCT 125
    Basic Phlebotomy
  • PCT 130
    Patient Care Clinical Principles
  • PCT 150
    Life Span Care: Pediatric/Adult/Geriatric
  • PCT 200
    Multi-Skilled Clinical Practicum

Patient Care Technician (PCT) students are required to wear medical attire while participating in classroom, practicum, and clinical activities. Students must furnish their own uniforms. The PCT students wear Hunter Green Tops and Bottoms.

All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

Students must complete 120 hours of clinical practice.

Classes are offered in English or Spanish. Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.

Please consult with your Admissions Representative to be certain you enroll in the PCT program offered in the language you prefer.