Patient Care Technician

600 hours
20 weeks

 

PELL ELIGIBLE
Program # H170694
CIP # 0351.390205

 

 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION:

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.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION COSTS:

Level 2 Screening $ 52.75

TB Skin Test $ 20.00

CPR Certification $ 10.00 - $40.00

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

COURSE #

OCP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

HOURS

Resident Tuition Per Term

Non-Resident Tuition Per Term

HSC0003

A

Basic Healthcare Worker

90

$250.00

$946.00

HCP0121

B

Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)

75

$208.00

$789.00

HCP0332

C

Advanced Home Health Aide

50

$138.00

$526.00

HCP0020

D

Patient Care Assistant

75

$208.00

$789.00

HSC0016

E

Allied Health Assistant

150

$416.00

$1577.00

MEA0580

F

Advanced Allied Health Assistant

100

$277.00

$1051.00

PRN0094

G

Patient Care Technician

60

$167.00

$631.00

 

 

TOTAL

600

$1,664.00

$6,309.00

 

Additional Costs:

Resident

Non-Resident

Registration Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Class VIIIA Student Liability Insurance

$31.00

$31.00

Approximate Books/Supplies

$600.00

$600.00

Approximate Uniform Fees

$300.00

$300.00

Approximate Total Program Cost:

$2,600.00

$7,300.00

 

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: 18 years 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 10.0 or 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)

 

Advisory Salary Range:
$16,640 - $19,240

Florida Panhandle:
$17,980 - $28,580

PH Average:
$22,040

State Average:
$23,200

National Average:
$24,900

Program Completion Rate: 78%

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Program Licensure Pass Rate: 100%