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Patient Care Technicians

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Patient Care Technician Program

600 HOURS — 29 WEEKS

Program Objective

The Patient Care Technician program prepares students with the knowledge and hands-on training required for patient care-related careers. Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to perform entry-level technical and personal care skills for patients in nursing homes, hospitals, healthcare, or medical facilities. This program opens doors for students to work as Nursing Assistants, Phlebotomists, and EKG technicians. Graduates are eligible to challenge the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) State licensing exam, as well as for the Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) with the National Healthcareer Association.

Program Description

The program includes education in medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; nurse assisting; occupational therapy; radiology; respiratory and geriatric skills; advanced home health aide needs; HIV/AIDS; blood-borne pathogens; OSHA; CPR and First Aid training. The program provides for laboratory practice where the students gain the required proficiency in the skills necessary for this profession. Students demonstrate their nursing assisting skills in a 40-hour clinical practice at a nursing home or long-term care facility.


Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a diploma.

Delivery Method

his program is offered on campus.


This program has a duration of 600 hours. Full-time students complete the program in 29 weeks.

Program Start Dates

This program starts every 3 months.

Admission Requirements

Prospect students must comply with National Nursing Institute general admissions requirements as stated in this catalog under the Admission section.

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