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Health Science

Patient Care Technician

Be part of the exciting health science field!

The Patient Care Technician is a multi-skilled healthcare worker who, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, carries out the essential basic bedside nursing functions.  The Patient Care Technician comes in direct contact with the patient in the performance of his/her assigned duties. 

Students also receive supplementary training in 12-lead EKG, basic phlebotomy techniques and restorative skills.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Bloodborne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
  • Documentation
  • Domestic Violence, HIPPAA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • EKG Modalities
  • Emergency Care
  • Employability Skills & Career Counseling
  • Home Health Care
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Medical Errors
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nursing Assistant Skills
  • Phlebotomy Procedures & Protocol
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Wellness & Disease Concepts

Industry Certification Exam & State Credential:

Upon successful completion of Nursing Assistant Skills component, the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association certification exam for Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant (CPCT/A) exam.  This is an excellent course for students who have no previous medical experience and who wish to enter the healthcare field.

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Job Outlook:

For information regarding Patient Care Technician salaries/wages, visit

Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must undergo a Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information. Students with questions or concerns should contact Ruth Eloi, the program Counselor by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 754-321-5187.

Enroll in the Patient Care Technician program today.

To get started in the Patient Care Technician program, sign up for an ATC Program Information Session.

Program Info

Program Length:

600 hours (approximately 6 months – full time)

Program Offered:


Delivery Method:

Traditional – 100% classroom based
Hybrid – Less than 100% of instructional hours via distance education (online)

Days & Times:


Monday – Friday
7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.