Florida Panhandle Technical College
757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
Patient Care Technician
600 hours 20 weeks
PELL ELIGIBLE Program # H170694 CIP # 0351.390205
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program requires about six months of training. Nursing assistants commonly work in nursing care facilities and hospitals, but some are employed by doctors’ offices, community care facilities and home health care services. The program includes classroom lectures, hands-on training using medical equipment, practical exercises in labs, and real-world experience in a variety of medical facilities and provides more than a CNA certification.
Home Health Aide: Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
Nursing Assistant: Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
Level 2 Screening $ 52.75
TB Skin Test $ 20.00
CPR Certification $ 10.00 - $40.00
The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:
Resident Tuition Per Term
Non-Resident Tuition Per Term
Basic Healthcare Worker
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)
Advanced Home Health Aide
Patient Care Assistant
Allied Health Assistant
Advanced Allied Health Assistant
Patient Care Technician
Class VIIIA Student Liability Insurance
Approximate Uniform Fees
Approximate Total Program Cost:
PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Level 2 screening @ WCSB; proof of CPR certification;immunization record from birth; physical exam or waiver on file; TB Skin Test; current Hep B immunization or a signed waiver on file. Immunizations required
AGE:18years or older at time of program completion
(Students must be 18 yrs. or older to be eligible for testing)
DIPLOMA: N/A TABE (Level A): MATH 10.0 LANGUAGE 10.0 READING 10.0or meet other basic skill requirements
Based on interest, an interview with the instructor may be included in the application process.
Industry Certification: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - $225.00 (Board of Nursing requires that individual must be 18 years or older to take certification exam)