Patient Care Technician Certificate

About the Certificate

Patient care technicians are multi-skilled healthcare providers, with training in basic patient care, blood collection, and electrocardiography. Under the supervision of nursing and medical staff, patient care technicians are employable in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to function as beginning-level staff in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, laboratories and physicians’ offices.

Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examinations given by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) in Phlebotomy Technician, ECG Technician, and Patient Care Technician.  In addition, students are eligible to take the state certification through the SC Department of Health and Human Services in order to be designated as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Special Requirements

Please review carefully: PCT Admission Requirements

Degrees Available

Certifications Available

Career Outlook

Quick Facts

Open the Door
The Patient Care Technician certificate prepares students to enter other health career programs at OCtech.


To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.

Program Coordinator

Stefanie G. Brown
Dean of Health Science & Nursing Preparation and Workforce