Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician, Diploma

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program offers a well-rounded curriculum intended to enhance a graduate’s portfolio with both general education courses and occupational courses developed to perfect patient care skills. Similar to our Associate of Applied Science program, students in this program will learn a variety of technical skills including assessing patients, developing and implementing care plans, obtaining vital signs, drawing blood (phlebotomy), taking electrocardiograms (EKGs), and supporting a team in the overall care of a patient.

Graduate Opportunities

Students who obtain their diploma from our Patient Care Technician program will be well-prepared for employment in hospitals, home health settings, assisted living facilities, long-term care centers, adult day care and rehabilitation facilities.


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, Nursing Assitants, on the Internet at‐assistants.html

Patient Care Technician Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course #CourseHoursCredits
BI103Human Biology Theory604
BI103LHuman Biology Lab301
HB303Medical Terminology 453
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

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