Patient Care Technician Diploma Program
After meeting with area employers, we added the Patient Care Technician Program to fulfill their job requests.
Why become a patient care technician (PCT)? It feels highly rewarding, knowing that your compassion and support turned what could have been a difficult day for an elderly, ill or chronically sick person into a great one.
The Patient Care Technician delivers direct/indirect care to patients of all ages from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, and adult to geriatric, under the delegation/direction/supervision of a physician, registered nurse, and/or licensed practical nurse. Assists in maintaining a safe, clean environment and performs clerical/administrative functions as assigned. They may work in dialysis centers where they are part of a professional team of clinicians, who are responsible for ensuring the comfort and safety of the patients in the dialysis center. Patient Care Technicians may also practice the skills and be further certified in Phlebotomy and EKG monitoring.
Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the Patient Care Technician exam by the National Healthcare Association.
You could work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health care settings and other health care centers. Courses include:
- General Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Heath Care
- Healthcare Settings for Nursing Assistants
- Nursing Assistant Skills and Patient Care
- Nursing Assistant Administration
- Emergency Room Technician
- Medical Ethics and Documentation
- Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis
- Dialysis Technology and Devices
- Patient Care: Treatment and Care of Kidney Failure
- Patient Care Technician Clinical Externship
- Student Success Strategies
- Professional Success Strategies
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026.1
The Stautzenberger Advantage:
We take a streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education. We focus on training you in jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
1 bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm, retrieved 4/1/2019
Program Length - 11 months
On-Campus at the Brecksville and Maumee Campus
General Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Heath Care
Healthcare Settings for Nursing Assistants
Nursing Assistant Skills and Patient Care
Nursing Assistant Administration
Emergency Room Technician
Medical Ethics and Documentation
Principles and Practices of Hemodialysis
Dialysis Technology and Devices
Patient Care: Treatment and Care of Kidney Failure
Patient Care Technician Clinical Externship
Student Success Strategies
Professional Success Strategies
Job title options: Nurse Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomist or other options.