Patient Care Technician

patient care technician

Patient Care Technician

The patient care technician program is designed to expand on the traditional role of a nursing assistant. Hands on experiences in a laboratory, and clinical setting, provide students with the skills needed to assist patients with acute and long term care. This program also focuses on planning, management, finance, and other technical aspects of health care. This program is competency based.

Program Mission

The mission of this program is to enhance patient care, reduce medication errors, promote wellness and to provide quality patient care.

Program Content

Nursing Assistants
Home Health Aides
Healthcare Support Workers
Health Technologists and Technicians

Industry Certifications and Licenses

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A)
Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT)
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid
Certified EKG Technician

Gainful Employment Information

Patient Care Technician Gainful Employment

Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $9.03 | Average Wage: $11.60
**Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity**

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Full Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

7:00 am - 1:00 pm


Estimated program cost $3,596 in tuition, lab fees, certifications, and other fees.


Bibi Mackoon

PROGRAM number


Program Requirements

Reading 10, Language 10, Math 10
High School Diploma or GED
Program Commitment

600 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Basic Healthcare Worker - 90 hours
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) - 75 hours
Advanced Home Health Aide - 50 hours
Patient Care Assistant - 75 hours
Allied Health Assistant - 150 hours
Advanced Allied Health Assistant - 100 hours
Patient Care Technician - 60 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.

Program Textbooks*

*BLS & Basic First Aid books are borrowed from Emergency Services for the day, not purchased*

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