Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

What is the Patient Care Technician program?

This program prepares individuals for a variety of job opportunities in the health occupations areas and is generated to meet the need for cross training of employees in health care facilities. Graduates may find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills are required, as well as the skills of phlebotomy, performing electrocardiograms (EKG), stress testing, and other monitoring procedures.


Program Objectives:

  • To identify the role and responsibilities of the Patient Care Technician.
  • To demonstrate skills of observation and communication. 
  • To develop basic knowledge of normal structure and function of the human body to distinguish between normal and abnormal functioning.
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills needed to administer safe and appropriate bedside  care to a patient under the direction of a Medical Technologist or appropriate Cardiopulmonary supervising personnel.
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills needed to prevent the spread of pathogenic organisms.
  • To acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform Phlebotomy, EKG and Basic Care in in a  safe manner.
Degrees/ Certificates
  • Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)
Program Admission Requirements
  • Admissions Application (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from accredited high school or HISET/GED and colleges/universities, if applicable
  • Proof of immunization or signed waiver
  • Proof of Selective Service if required
  • Driver's License or photo ID
  • If applicable, ACCUPLACER test prior to enrollment or ACT scores accepted 
  • Admission to various programs may require additional documentation and/or requirements
Financial Aid Opportunities for Qualified Students
  • FAFSA to apply for financial aid
  • WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
  • VA (Veteran’s Assistance)
  • TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)