Patient Care Technician Certificate

About the Career

Taking on more responsibilities than certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians play a key role in their patients’ lives. They acquire patient vital signs, gather blood samples and assist with daily needs.

Career Outlook

Between 2010-2020, the need for patient care technicians is projected to grow 20 percent, faster than average. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

The patient care technician program trains health care workers who want to advance to the next level of care. Instructors with years of job experience provide hands-on coaching in a wide variety of areas, including assisting with daily needs, communication and measuring vital signs.

Students successfully completing the program will be prepared to take the national Patient Care Technician Exam, administered by the National Healthcareers Association.

How to Begin

An application is required prior to registration: Patient Care Technician Student Application

Before entering the patient care technician program, students must have completed certified nurse assistant, phlebotomy and ECG technician certificates. Financial aid is available to students who qualify.

Course # Title Hrs
NUPC 1020 Patient Care Seminar 48

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