Patient Care Technician - Course-Completion Certificate

(one semester — 8 credit hours)

A patient care technician (PCT) works under the supervision of a registered nurse, using nursing assistant, phlebotomy, and electrocardiography skills to provide patient care in a hospital setting. These courses will prepare students who already have completed a Nursing Assistant course in long-term care to work in the acute-care setting, through an expansion of their existing basic skills set. Students will acquire expanded acute-care skills, critical thinking skills, and knowledge in caring for patients of all ages. Because practicum requires students to demonstrate skills with actual patients in a hospital setting, a completed clinical clearance packet is required to register for these courses. Course attendance is mandatory. Upon successful completion of the two courses, the student is eligible to sit for the NHA national exam to become certified as a Patient Care Technician.

NA 204Patient Care Technician4
NA 205Patient Care Technicians Practicum4
Total Credits8