Patient Care Technician Certification
About our Patient Care Technician Certification Course
This 150 hour program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals by performing critical day-to-day functions related to the care some patients require. As a Patient Care Technician you’ll provide hands-on assistance to serve patients’ basic needs. Instruction includes learning how to provide basic patient care such as bathing, feeding and catheter care. Students will also learn skills necessary to acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies, perform safety checks, ensure cleanliness in patient rooms, obtain EKG readings, monitor vital signs, perform phlebotomy procedures and provide emotional support to patients and families. This program includes 60 hours of classroom lecture, 90 hours of hands-on labs and a clinical externship opportunity of 40 hours at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 150-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.