Patient Care Technician Program

Patient Care Technician Program Details

Additional Program Details

Program Description

To develop in students the personal traits and professional skills required to perform as competent entry-level patient care technicians (PCT). Students will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with procedures used in the emergency room, phlebotomy, electrocardiography (ECG), and hemodialysis.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately  8 months

Curriculum: What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Patient Care Technician?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Patient Care Technician program:
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Infection Control
  • Electrocardiography
  • Renal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis
  • Communication

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation?

Be prepared for the National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Where Can I Take a Patient Care Technician Training Class Near Me?

Arizona

Texas



Program Outline

Career Prep Sequence

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSK 100 Study Skills* 15 - - 1.0
CAT 150 Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology* 55 - - 3.5
CCB 100 Computer Basics* - 15 - 0.5
CMF 95 Math Fundamentals* 20 - - 1.0
CHS 100 CPR & First Aid* 10 5 - 0.5
Career Prep Sequence Total 100 20 - 6.5

* Successful completion of CSK 100, CAT 150, CCB 100, CMF 95 and CHS 100 is required prior to externship.

PCT - Emergency Room Sequence

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PHL 110 Phlebotomy 15 30 - 2.0
PCT 120 Emergency Room Technician 15 30 - 2.0
PCT 130 General Systems Pathology 10 5 - 0.5
PCT 100 Infection Control 10 5 - 0.5
Professional Sequence I Total 50 70 - 5.0
 

PCT - Electrocardiography (ECG) Sequence

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PCT 140 Electrocardiography 45 30 - 4.0
PCT 135 Specific Systems Pathology 15 15 - 1.5
PCT 110 Medical Documentation 15 - - 1.0
Professional Sequence II Total 75 45 - 6.5
 

PCT - Hemodialysis Sequence

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
AP 110 Renal Anatomy and Physiology 15 - - 1.0
PCT 150 Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis 30 15 - 2.5
PCT 155 Hemodialysis Equipment and Water Treatment 15 15 - 1.5
PCT 105 Communication 30 - - 2.0
Professional Sequence III Total 90 30 - 7.0
 

PCT - Externship

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
PCT 180 Externship - - 280 6.0
Externship Total - - 280 6.0
Program Totals 315 165 280 31.0
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