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Patient Care Technician

Program Details

  • College/University: Saint Paul College
  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

Patient Care Technicians or PCTs work with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of health care environments. The responsibilities of a patient care technician include caring for injured, physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled patients in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities, physicians´┐Ż offices, long-term care or other medical facilities. Graduates who complete this specialized training from Saint Paul College may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Patient Care Technician. The Patient Care Technician program offers opportunities to individuals interested in entering the health care field and to those currently employed in the field who wish to seek additional credentials to compliment their current skill set. Successful students will obtain three certifications and will have the opportunity to test for a fourth and fifth:
1. Registered Nursing Assistant (NA-R)
2. Training Medication Aide (TMA)
3. Certified EKG Technician (CET)
4. Phlebotomy Certification (optional)
5. Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)


Classroom Location(s)

  • Saint Paul College 55102
Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102
Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029
Local: (651) 846-1600
Email: admissions@saintpaul.edu

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