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Patient Care Technician

Career Training Certificate

Get comprehensive training and practical experience in nursing while preparing to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT). This program provides bridge training for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA) to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the acute care setting, (i.e., hospitals). This credential is typically required to enter employment in the acute care setting.

Candidates for this program must have already completed and have become a CNA or LNA prior to application.

Note:  This is a clock-hour, noncredit certificate offered through the PCC Center for Training and Development. 

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Upon completion of this certificate, the candidate will meet the skills and requirements of a Patient Care Technician (PCT) and may be employed anywhere PCTs are utilized.

Training Options: Pursue a practical nursing certificate, or an associate's degree in nursing.

Program Requirements

Requirement Modules

Module # Title Hours
HO 740 Patient Care Technician 120
Total 120