PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

Program Objective/Description

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is designed to train the student for an entry level position in all of the relevant aspects of patient care technician assistance, diagnostic testing specifically electrocardiography (EKG), phlebotomy, nursing assistant, home health care needs. This program is designed for those interested for an entry level position as patient care technician in a nursing home, rehabilitation facility, extended care facility, a hospital or as Home Health Care Aid. The student learns to use basic types of patient care technician/home health care, phlebotomy and EKG equipment. The graduate is eligible for Florida State Certification. The student receives all required in-service training and certifications such as Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, Infection Control and Universal Precautions, Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Assistance with Self-Administered Medication Training, CPR. Upon completion of this program, student will possess the skills and hands on experience needed at an entry level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings such as Phlebotomy and EKG fields.

Program Length

38 weeks (9.5 months)
Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Credential: Diploma

The student will attend a total of 20 hrs per week.

Program Length

Clock Hours 760
Credit Hours N/A

Total Contact Hours

Total contact hours
Theory Hours 320
Lab Hours 320
Externship Hours 120

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