students with a high school diploma, or equivalent, who are looking for an exciting opportunity to start a healthcare career or advance their skills, earn a better salary and have more job options in a changing work environment. Patient Care Technicians(PCTs) are valued members of many health care teams. They work in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, physician offices, clinics, and long-term care facilities. The PCT Program will expand the knowledge and skills of the nurse aide to care for patients with complex and sometimes acute diagnoses. Learn the art and science of drawing blood specimens, accurately recording an electrocardiogram, and working within a sterile field used for surgical procedures.
The patient care technician program is a series of courses, including Certified Nurse Aide, that prepares you to enter the health care profession and care for a variety of patient populations. The courses may be taken on a part-time or full time basis in Waterbury or Danbury.
If you are ready to get started and want to finish quickly, then you should register for the all inclusive PCT package. The program schedule provides you all the required courses, medical terminology, and hospital clinical. This program calendar is designed to have you job ready in just months. Computers for Health Care and Math for Health Care are "bonus" course content offered to students that register for the PCT package. Students that already have their CNA may request to join the PCT package at a reduced rate. Please contact the Lifelong Learning Office for additional registration information.
Some students wish to pursue courses at their own pace and choose their own plan. This option allows students to plan courses around other commitments. Not all courses are offered each semester. Course schedules often rotate from days and evening sessions and between Waterbury and Danbury locations. Please refer to the current semester course schedule for offerings. Download a Patient Care Technician Program Plan to track your progress and to apply for your completion certificate.
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