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.
Please review carefully: PCT Admission Requirements
Students in Patient Care Technology finish this program with certification in:
- Nursing Assistant
- CPR and First Aid
After finishing the program, students are qualified to become certified in:
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To review accreditation status, please visit the OCtech Program Accreditation/Approval page.