Certified Patient Care Technician Program


Under the supervision of medical and nursing staff, Patient Care Technicians (PCT) provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, urgent care centers, wound care centers, home care agencies, medical practitioners’ offices and long term and memory care facilities.

They assist patients with activities of daily living, check vital signs, input and output; perform CPR, electrocardiograms, EKGs, collection and testing of specimens, phlebotomy and basic laboratory procedures.

Tuition includes textbooks, lab materials, NHA certification testing fee, C.N.A. state certification testing fee. (230 hrs lecture + 40 hrs clinicals) 

A Payment Plan is available for those who need assistance, please contact your local NCTC Business Office for details.

Required Courses

Required courses for the Certified Patient Care Technician Program
Course Name
NURA1001 CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE
PLAB1023 CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
ECRD1091 CERTIFIED EKG/TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN

Admission Requirements

  • Students must enroll in all three classes to be eligible for the Patient Care Technician Certification
  • Age Requirements: 16+ at registration
  • Basic Reading and Math Assessment
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Must provide proof of current Immunizations
  • Must have a social security card for CNA testing
  • Must have current CPR certification or enroll in a CPR class
  • The cost of this program is $3,000