The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certificate Program is an exciting opportunity for you to start your healthcare career or advance your skills, earn a better salary and have more job options in a changing work environment. PCT's are valued members of many health care teams. They work in hospitals, rehabilitation settings, physician offices, clinics, and long-term care facilities. The PCT 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 the 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.
Patient Care Technician (PCT).
If you are ready to get going and want to finish quickly, then you should register for the all inclusive PCT package program. The program schedule provides you all the required courses, medical terminology, and hospital clinical. The 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 program. Students that already have their CNA may request to join the PCT program 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 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.
- PCT Orientation
- Nurse Aide Certification
- BLS - Basic Life Support
- Advanced Patient Care Skills
- Customer Service and Communication in Health Care
Computers & EMR in Healthcare
EKG & Pulse Oximetry Skills
- Patient Confidentiality
- Phlebotomy for the Patient Care Technician
- Rehabilitation Skills
Electives: Choose 2
- Alzheimer’s and Other Cognitive Changes in the Elderly
- Behavioral Health
- Caring for the Pediatric Client
- Care of the Growing Family
- Compassionate Care for the End of Life
- Hospital Clinical
- Medical Terminology
- The Surgical Patient
Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.