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- Teaches students how to care for patients in various healthcare settings
- Prepares students for the Patient Care Technician Certification Exam
- Provides on the job training via externship with an approved local employer
Patient Care Technician Training Program
Florida Career College’s Patient Care Technician Program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin an entry-level career in healthcare. As a patient care technician, you will be tasked with offering support to nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers by helping patients during hospital stays or at long-term care facilities.
The program will teach you how to assist patients with basic tasks such as eating, grooming, and walking, all while monitoring them to ensure optimal health and safety.
Patient Care Technicians work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, physician offices, clinics, and other patient-care facilities.
FCC’s Patient Care Technician Program aims to help you build patient assistance, geriatrics care, and nursing assistance skill sets. In addition, the program focuses on preparing you to care for patients with complex and acute diagnoses.
Graduates of this program should have the skills necessary to meet the demands of entry-level patient care technician positions. The PCT Program can be completed and students can earn a Patient Care Technician Diploma in as few as 10 Months. Graduating from the program will place on you the fast track to beginning a new and rewarding career in the healthcare field.
Skills You Will Learn
FCC’s Patient Care Technician program provides students with a foundation of training and patient care and assistance skills. To graduate from the program, students are required to complete an externship at a local healthcare facility, preparing them for what’s in store in the real world. This helps students hit the ground running upon completion of the program.
Some of the topics the curriculum covers include the following:
- Caring for patients in hospitals, homes, and healthcare facilities
- CPR Training
- Verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with patients
- Operating equipment such as inhalers, ventilators, resuscitators, and oxygen tanks
- Assisting patients with various activities and exercises
- Completing an Externship using newly learned knowledge and skills
- Mounting and Performing ECGs
- Venipuncture, Urine Analysis, and Hematology procedures
Our Patient Care Technician program teaches students how to assist patients and provide them with care in various settings: hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. Furthermore, the program teaches graduates how to operate and adjust resuscitators, ventilators, and oxygen tanks, enabling them to provide effective care and assistance to patients.
If a patient care technician career sounds interesting to you, consider enrolling in FCC’s program. The great thing about our program is that it can be completed, and you can earn your diploma in as few as 10 months.
Patient Care Technician Career Outcomes
Graduates who complete FCC’s Patient Care Technician program will enter their local healthcare job markets equipped with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training that employers are looking for when seeking to hire entry-level healthcare workers.
Although there are no formal education requirements to secure employment as a patient care technician, employers tend to prefer candidates who’ve completed post-secondary education because they know such programs prepare graduates with the relevant skills the patient care field covets.
Furthermore, the program prepares students for the Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A) Certification exam administered by the National Health Career Association (NHA). Please remember that students are not required to take the exam prior to graduation; however, taking the exam and passing it may help students market themselves to employers.
FCC’s Patient Care Training Program prepares students for the following careers:
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Nursing Aide
- Certified Nurse’s Aide
- Certified Medication Aide
- Geriatric Nursing Assistant
- State Tested Nursing Assistant
- Certified Nurse Aide
- Licensed Nursing Assistant
- Nursing Assistant
About This Program
Our Patient Care Technician Program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on training that can help them earn an entry-level healthcare career. The program teaches students how to check vital signs, administer CPR and First Aid, assist doctors and nurses with examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform basic lab and phlebotomy procedures, and administer basic patient care.
Upon successful completion and graduation from the program, graduates will be prepared to take the National Health Career Association exam to become Certified Patient Care Technicians (CPCT).
Introduction to Allied Health for the Patient Care Technician
Electrocardiography and Diagnostic Imaging for Patient Care Technicians
Phlebotomy and Hematology for Patient Care Technicians
Articulated Nursing Assistant
Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR Training
Patient Care Assistant
Respiratory Therapy Aide
Occupational Therapy and Geriatric Aide
Patient Care Technician Externship
Patient Care Program - FAQs
Patient Care Technicians provide one-on-one assistance to patients who are unable to do basic living tasks like feeding, grooming, or moving. Additionally, Patient Care Techs assist nursing staff with monitoring patients’ conditions and ensuring their comfort both physically and emotionally.
Becoming a Patient Care Technician is easier than you think! This guide will walk you through the exact steps that you need to take if you want to become a Patient Care Technician. At Florida Career College, you can become a Patient Care Technician in as few as 10 Months!
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