Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician, Associate of Applied Science

Students pursuing our two-year Associate of Applied Science Patient Care Technician program will be given an advanced level of education in patient records, electronic medical records, and patient billing and coding. Additionally, we offer hands-on training for technical skills, including:

  • Patient assessment
  • Development and implementation of care plans
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Drawing blood (phlebotomy)
  • Taking electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Supporting a team in the overall care of a patient

Our Associate degree program will equip students with the skills they need to move into supervisory or medical administrative positions.

Graduation Opportunities

Graduates of the Patient Care Technician AAS program may seek employment opportunities in hospitals, home health settings, assisted living facilities, long-term care centers, adult day cares, rehabilitation facilities, and physical/occupational therapy clinics.

CPC Certifications

Upon successful completion of the Patient Care Technician courses and practicum, PCT students will be eligible to apply for approval to take the Certified Nurse Assistant examination. PCT students may also have opportunities to work towards qualifying to apply for approval to take the Phlebotomy Certification.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical‐records‐and‐health‐information‐technicians.htm

Patient Care Technician Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course #CourseHoursCredits
BI103Human Biology Theory604
BI103LHuman Biology Lab301
HB303Medical Terminology 453
PS101Psychology453
AH100Professional Development453
MT201Technical Math453

Semester 2

Course #CourseHoursCredits
PC101PCT Fundamental Skills I Theory604
PC101LPCT Fundamental Skills I Lab602
PC102PCT Fundamental Skills II Theory453
PC102LPCT Fundamental Skills II Lab602
PC250Patient Care Technician Externship601
PCT251PCT Practicum1002

Semester 3

Course #CourseHoursCredits
EN150Communication453
SC101Sociology453
ENG101English Composition I453
MT204Pre-Algebra 453
PH202Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts453
HC101Ethics453

Semester 4

Course #CourseHoursCredits
HM306Legal Aspects of Medical Records453
HM201Electronic Health Records Theory453
HM201LElectronic Health Records Lab301
PA204Medical Billing Procedures Theory453
PA204LMedical Billing Procedures Lab301

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