Patient Care Technician Program
The Patient Care Technician program at Training Direct is geared towards preparing students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to assist doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers with direct patient care. The Patient Care Technician training program will provide students with the opportunity to take part in the Nurse Aide training program, the Phlebotomy training program, and the Electrocardiogram Technician training program. Training Direct has fused these hands-on, skilled programs together, to provide students with an opportunity to earn a diploma as a Patient Care Technician upon successful completion of the program. A passing score of at least 70% or higher is needed to continue through each stage of the program. Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Technician program at Training Direct will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association Exam in Patient Care Technician, which is optional to the student for further advancement. Additional fees associated with the examination may apply.
Training Direct’s Patient Care Technician program is currently offered at our Bridgeport, CT school and day, evening, and weekend classes are available.
Patient Care Technician Training
Training Direct’s Patient Care Technician program consists of both on-site instruction and clinical experience. Students will have the benefit of being exposed to the training in the Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, and EKG Technician courses over the duration of the Patient Care Technician course. Students will be exposed to a varied patient population, different types of medical equipment, and to professionals working in the healthcare field, which can provide a strong foundation for becoming a Patient Care Technician.
Training in the Patient Care Technician program includes:
- Nurse Aide Training
- Phlebotomy Training
- EKG Training
In as little as 8 weeks, you could be on your way to beginning a new career in the healthcare field as a Patient Care Technician!
A career as a Patient Care Technician can be a rewarding and challenging occupation in the healthcare field. Patient Care Technicians provide basic care and assist patients with daily activities which may include, but are not limited to cleaning and bathing, dressing, turning and transferring patients, listening to patients’ health concerns and communicating them to a nurse, taking patient vital signs, and serving meals and helping patients eat.
Upon certification/licensure, Patient Care Technicians most often work in nursing care facilities; however, they may also be found working in hospitals, residential care facilities, and with home health care service providers. Graduates who successfully complete the Nurse Aide component of the Patient Care Technician Program at Training Direct will be eligible to take the State of Connecticut Nurse Aide Exam. Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Technician program at Training Direct will be eligible to take the National Health Association Exam in Patient Care Technician, which is optional to the student for further advancement.