If you’re already a Certified Nursing Assistant, this is the best program for you to move up in the Health Care Industry. A Patient Care Technician must become a CNA to practice as a PCT.
The program is designed to prepare students to become a Patient Care Technician (PCT) in the state of Florida. Upon completion of the nursing assistant program, students are eligible to make application to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) examination. A Patient Care Technician must become a CNA to practice as a PCT.
Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician exam through NCCT (not a state requirement).
The Patient Care Technician program at the College was designed to satisfy the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework for Patient Care Technicians as of July, 2009.
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program prepares graduates to care for clients across the lifespan in diverse healthcare delivery systems. The student will develop critical thinking, knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to providing care in specialized settings, phlebotomy, electrocardiography (EKG), and basic lab assistant functions.
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to:
A diploma will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements: