Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician


The Patient Care Technician program is a 270-hour vocational program that combines theory and practice to prepare individuals to provide routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities.

Patient Care Technicians, also known as nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, or hospital attendants, perform routine tasks under the supervision of Registered Nurses. This program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to provide personal care to patients with diverse care needs, implementation of selected portions of care plans, including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and phlebotomy under the supervision of registered nurses.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the certification exam.


Tuition Only


Registration Fee


Course Duration

18-20 Weeks (depends on schedule)

Estimated Other Charges


* Please note additional costs may apply. Tuition rates vary for discounted tuition program, employer or agency-sponsored students.


The Patient Care Technician program includes CNA, Phlebotomy and EKG modules. Students are expected to pass all three modules to complete the program.

The PCT program is a 18-20 weeks program depending on schedule (excluding holidays).

No. At this time we don’t offer any financial aid

We work local organizations that provide assistance to students. You may contact your local Workforce Investment organization for more details. You may call us at (815) 254-3738 or email us at