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.


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.

Patient Care Technician Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course # Course Hours Credits
BI103 Human Biology Theory 60 4
BI103L Human Biology Lab 30 1
HB303 Medical Terminology 45 3
PS101 Psychology 45 3
AH100 Professional Development 45 3
MT201 Technical Math 45 3

Semester 2

Course # Course Hours Credits
PC101 PCT Fundamental Skills I Theory 60 4
PC101L PCT Fundamental Skills I Lab 60 2
PC102 PCT Fundamental Skills II Theory 45 3
PC102L PCT Fundamental Skills II Lab 60 2
PC250 Patient Care Technician Externship 60 1
PCT251 PCT Practicum 100 2

Semester 3

Course # Course Hours Credits
EN150 Communication 45 3
SC101 Sociology 45 3
ENG101 English Composition I 45 3
MT204 Pre-Algebra  45 3
PH202 Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts 45 3
HC101 Ethics 45 3

Semester 4

Course # Course Hours Credits
HM306 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 45 3
HM201 Electronic Health Records Theory 45 3
HM201L Electronic Health Records Lab 30 1
PA204 Medical Billing Procedures Theory 45 3
PA204L Medical Billing Procedures Lab 30 1

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