Patient Care Technician
Patient Care Technicians are crucial members of a hospital staff or health care team. They work alongside doctors and nurses to support and care for patients. As a PCT you learn to provide care to individuals in a variety of ways.
- You can earn your PCT Certification in 11 weeks
- Be prepared to take the National Patient Care Technician Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- Thrive while learning in a class size of 15 students
- Apply for a full-tuition scholarship or grant and be debt free after graduation!
You will train as a Patient Care Technician for 11 exciting weeks and be equipped with the skills needed to work alongside nurses and physicians while caring for patients. Because PCT’s work so closely with healthcare professionals and patients, great communication skills are important as well as the ability to be understanding to the needs of your patient.
In the 11 fast-paced weeks it takes to complete the program you will gain the knowledge and experience needed to gain a rewarding career in the medical field. Becoming a PCT is a career that can open many doors for you within the health care field.
What Will I Learn?
- Patient Communication
- Electrocardiography (ECG training)
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Emergency Department Procedures
- Infection Control
- Proper Execution of Lab Procedures
Where Can I Work?
- Emergency Departments
- Dialysis Technician
- Urgent Care
- ECG Monitoring
- Physicians' Offices
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.**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition on the Internet By Clicking Here.