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CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Patient Care Technician Program

     In this comprehensive program, students will gain a thorough understanding of the varied settings, job roles, and responsibilities associated with a Patient Care Technician (PCT). The curriculum covers essential topics such as the Patient's Bill of Rights, infection control, and first aid. Students will delve into the nuances of vital signs, and explore specialized care areas including supportive, elderly, palliative, and hospice care. Additionally, the program incorporates medical terminology and an in-depth exploration of medical conditions in relation to different body systems. The phlebotomy and EKG components, detailed in the respective program descriptions, further enhance students' proficiency in these critical skills.

     Throughout the course, students will master a diverse range of skills, including strict adherence to infection control and safety guidelines. They will become adept at accurately assessing vital signs, applying dressings, and executing patient turning, positioning, and transfer techniques. The curriculum also encompasses the proper use of restraints, assistance with dressing and ambulation, identification, handling, and disposal of infectious and hazardous waste. Further, students will acquire hands-on experience in phlebotomy, EKG, urinalysis, glucose testing, and hematocrit and hemoglobin testing.

     Upon successful completion of the program, students will be well-prepared to sit for the MedCA certification exam, validating their comprehensive skill set and readiness for a rewarding career as a certified Patient Care Technician.

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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM SCHEDULE: 16 WEEKS

MORNING SESSION START DATES : TUESDAY/THURSDAY: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

  • JULY 2ND, 2024 

  • AUGUST 6TH, 2024

  • SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2024

 

 

     As a Patient Care Technician (PCT), you will actively engage in daily hands-on experiences, providing essential support to patients through procedures such as monitoring vital signs, conducting electrocardiography (ECG), performing blood draws, conducting urinalysis, and testing hematocrit and hemoglobin levels. Your role will extend to the insertion and removal of urinary catheters, and you will acquire proficiency in a variety of laboratory skills. PCT students will also receive comprehensive training in personal care, including bathing, as well as assisting patients with dressing, feeding, and grooming.

     This immersive program prepares students to function effectively in diverse healthcare settings, ranging from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to dialysis facilities and home health care agencies. The curriculum emphasizes the significance of Advance Directives and ethical principles, instilling a deep understanding of the ethical considerations involved in patient care.

     Given the daily interaction with patients, effective communication skills are paramount for PCTs. The program underscores the importance of empathy and attentiveness to patient needs, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to provide compassionate and competent care in their roles as Patient Care Technicians.

Program cost $6500 PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THIS PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE 3 CERTIFICATIONS:

1)CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

2)CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

3)CERTIFIED EKG TECHNICIAN

**REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT INTO PROGRAM:

*GED or High School Diploma

*TB skin test

*Hepatitis B vaccine series (need proof of immunization record to start clinical lab procedures ) and TB vaccination.

(NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A PENDING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, YOU MAY STILL REGISTER FOR PROGRAM/CLASS SESSIONS).

 

TUITION INCLUDES:

  • All class materials
  • Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, pulse-ox
  • National certification exams
  • Study guides
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and OSHA Training
  • CPR/BLS Training
  • Professional resume writing 

New Location:

Advance Office Building

23077 Greenfield Rd, Suite 235

Southfield, Michigan 48075

Main (248)327-6130

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