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 occupation fields and is designed 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 assistant skills are required. In addition, students learn phlebotomy, how to perform 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.