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Become a Patient Care Technician

Our Patient Care Technician program is designed for compassionate, friendly students who are ready to work hands-on in dialysis clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices, and hospitals.

Become a Patient Care Technician

Our Patient Care Technician program is designed for compassionate, friendly students who are ready to work hands-on in dialysis clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices, and hospitals.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At the end of this six-month course, students will have learned:

At the end of this six-month course, students will have learned:

  • Basic nursing skills
  • Basic anatomy
  • Specialized skills to patients in acute care, rehab and surgical centers, doctor's offices, and clinics
  • Entry-level skills in phlebotomy and EKG
  • Medical terminology
  • Rehabilitation care
  • Care of the surgical patient
  • Basic care to residents in long term care and patients in home care

Once completed, students are eligible to take the state Competency exam for Nurse Assistants through Pearson Vue, as well as the national American Medical Certification Association examination for Patient Care Technicians, ECG Technicians, and Phlebotomy Technicians. Students will also have the option to complete testing to become a Certified Physical Therapy Technician.

EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Students spend 8.2 weeks gaining real-world experience by applying their newly learned skills in local medical facilities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this program can successfully step into entry-level roles in hospitals, clinics, medical labs, nursing homes, home health agencies, surgical centers, rehab hospitals, rehab clinics, and doctor's offices.

What Our Students Say

“I would like to acknowledge Ms. Valles who went way beyond my expectations of an amazing professor. Thank you so much for getting me where I am at and what my future holds for my son and I. Your the best!!!”

Ana I.

“If you’re interested in extending your knowledge in the medical field, this is the best place to attend. The instructors are willing to work with you at all times and it is a different atmosphere than any other training school -  you’ll feel like family, not like a stranger here. I recommend it!”

Virginia C.

“Best decision I've ever made was choosing this school. Mrs. Hernandez (was amazing, I learned so much!!”

Mallory C.

PROGRAM DETAILS

There are 25 courses in this program for a total of 38 QTR credit hours.

  • 101.1 Introduction to Long Term Care
  • 102.1 Personal Skills
  • 103.1 Basic Nursing Skills
  • 104.1 Restorative Care
  • 105.1 Mental Health & Social Service Needs
  • 155.1 Social Skills
  • 107.1 Nurse Aide Externship
  • 106.1 Home Health
  • 112.1 Medical Terminology
  • 113.1 Basic Anatomy
  • 114.1 Legal Aspects in Healthcare
  • 115.1 Patient Care I
  • 117.1 Patient Care II (Care of Mother & Children, Care of Surgical Patients)
  • 118.1 Basic Rehab Procedures
  • 119.1 Introduction to Phlebotomy
  • 120.1 Phlebotomy Safety, Regulations, Infection Control
  • 121.1 Equipment & Lab Values
  • 122.1 Venipuncture Procedures
  • 123.1 Externship - Phlebotomy
  • 124.1 Introduction to ECG
  • 125.1 Equipment & Safety
  • 126.1 Lead Placement & Connecting Cables
  • 127.1 Externship ECG
  • 128.1 Externship PCT
  • 108.1 Job Readiness

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

Classes start every four to six weeks.

This course is offered at these locations

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Our goal is to keep our tuition as affordable as possible so you can focus on starting your new career. Through financial aid including grants, scholarships, federal loans, and payment plans, we can help you make your time at The South Texas Training Center a success.

Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn more. 

READY TO GET STARTED?

Your new career is waiting for you.

READY TO GET STARTED?

Your new career is waiting for you.