PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and
In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

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Classes Starting
February 28th, 2022!

  • Teaches students how to care for patients in various of healthcare settings
  • Prepares students for the Patient Care Technician Certification Exam
  • Provides on the job training via externship with an approved local employer

Request More Information

By submitting this form, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which I have read on this website. I agree IEC Corporation and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or agents, including Florida Career College may contact me via email, telephone, text (Msg&data rates may apply. Recurring msgs.); via automatic telephone dialing system and/or artificial or prerecorded voice, for any purpose. I understand I do not need to provide consent to receive any good or service.

Program Overview

Graduate in as few as 10 Months

Online and

In-class Learning

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

calendar icon

Classes Starting
February 28th, 2022!

  • Teaches students how to care for patients in various of 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 provides students with the knowledge and skills they 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 nursing care facilities.

Also, students will learn 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 students build patient assistance, geriatrics care, and nursing assistance skillsets. In addition, the program focuses on preparing students to care for patients with complex and acute diagnoses.

Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of this patient-centered healthcare career. The Patient Care Technician program can be completed, and students can graduate from the program and earn a diploma in as few as 10 months, helping place them on a fast track toward becoming patient care technicians.

 

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).

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 80-hour 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
  • 80-Hour externship utilizing 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.

Course Titles

Credits

Articulated Nursing Assistant

3.33

Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR Training

3.33

Patient Care Assistant

4.0

Respiratory Therapy Aide

4.0

Occupational Therapy and Geriatric Aide

4.0

Patient Care Technician Externship

1.78

Introduction to Allied Health for the Patient Care Technician

4.33

Electrocardiography and Diagnostic Imaging for Patient Care Technicians

4.0

Phlebotomy and Hematology for Patient Care Technicians

4.0

Online Classes with Hands-On Learning
Classes Starting
February 28th, 2022!

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