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 CPCT Patient Care Technician
  • Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs. 
  • Turn or reposition bedridden patients. See more occupations related to this task.
    Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising. 
  • Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet. 
  • Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities. 
  • Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine. 
  • Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses. 
  • Remind patients to take medications or nutritional supplements. 
  • Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink. 
  • Supply, collect, or empty bedpans. 
  • Undress, wash, and dress patients who are unable to do so for themselves. 
  • Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers. 
  • Communicate with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support
  • Apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician. 
  • Wash, groom, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for surgery, treatment, or examination. 
  • Assist nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care. 
  • Position or hold patients in position for surgical preparation. 
  • Transport specimens, laboratory items, or pharmacy items, ensuring proper documentation and delivery to authorized personnel.
  • Set up treating or testing equipment, such as oxygen tents, portable radiograph (x-ray) equipment, or overhead irrigation bottles, as directed by a physician or nurse.

This program will prepare you for an entry-level position as a Patient Care Technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of registered nurses. This course is designed to prepare the student to be a patient care technician, the components of the program will consist of EKG, Phlebotomy and Patient Care Skills. The patient care technician duties include plebotomy, EKG, patient care skills, restorative care skills and also some physical therapy skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Program Info

Duration: 3-5 months


Morning: Monday - Friday

Morning: Monday - Thursday

Evening: Monday - Friday

Evening: Monday - Thursday 

Weekend: Saturday - Sunday

Weekend: Saturdays Only

Cost of Program Includes:

Books, National Certifications & Program Supplies

  1. Patient Care Technician / Assistant Certification,
  2. EKG Technician Certification,
  3. Phlebotomy Technician Certification,
  4. Cardiac Monitor Technician Certification,
  5. Cardiac Arrhythmia Analysis Technician,
  6. Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention Certification,
  7. Restorative Care Assistant Certification,
  8. Rehabilitation Therapy Technician (Physical Therapy)
  9. CPR Certification
  10. First Aide Certification

Students eligible in this program are available for the following

National Certifications

National Certification (with this program):
Program/Course Description: