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Program Objective/Description

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is designed to train the student for an entry level position in all of the relevant aspects of patient care technician assistance, diagnostic testing specifically electrocardiography (EKG), phlebotomy, nursing assistant, home health care needs. This program is designed for those interested for an entry level position as patient care technician in a nursing home, rehabilitation facility, extended care facility, a hospital or as Home Health Care Aid. The student learns to use basic types of patient care technician/home health care, phlebotomy and EKG equipment. The student receives all required in-service training and certifications such as Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, Infection Control and Universal Precautions, Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Assistance with Self-Administered Medication Training and CPR. Upon completion of this program, student will possess the skills and hands on experience needed at an entry level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings. The PCT graduate is eligible to sit for Massachusetts State Certification Nursing Assistant Exam.

Program Length:

  • 30 weeks (7 months)

Class Schedule:

  • Monday thru Friday (25 hours per week)
  • AM: 8:30am – 2:00pm
  • PM: 5:00pm-10:30pm
Credential: Diploma
Program Length: Total Contact Hours:
Clock Hours – 600 Theory Hours – 310
Credit Hours – N/A Lab Hours – 130
Externship Hours – 160

Program Breakdown by Course

Course Code Course Title Clock Hours Lab Hours Externship Hours Total Hours
AHP105 Basic Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology & Abbreviations 60 0 0 60
AHP101 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 30 20 0 50
PCT103 Fundamentals of Patient Care I 30 20 0 50
PCT105 Fundamentals of Patient Care II 30 20 0 50
PCT107 Patient Care Technician Procedures and Lab Skills 30 25 0 55
GEN130 Employability/Career Planning 25 10 0 35
PCT111 PCT Certification Preparation 25 15 0 40
MAS114 Specialized Medical Exams I (Phlebotomy 30 20 0 50
MAS116 Specialized Medical Exams II (EKG/ECG)* 30 20 0 50
PCT115 PCT115 Patient Care Technician Clinical 0 0 60 60
MAS115 Specialized Medical Exams I (Phlebotomy) Externship 0 0 60 60
MAS117 Specialized Medical Exams II (EKG/ECG) Externship 0 0 60 60
TOTALS: 310 130 160 600