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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM (CPCT)

Learn 3 skills in 1 Program become eligible to apply for 3 job positions

PATIENT CARE + PHLEBOTOMY + EKG + MORE 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Patient Care Technician program at Americation Career and Training School (ACTS) is designed to make an individual equipped with skills required to work in the healthcare field. The 3 main skills that you will learn in this program are Patient Care Skills, Phlebotomy Skills and EKG Skills. The patient care skills in the program will also make you eligible for various other national certifications. At successfully completion of the program the students will be eligible for 8 national certifications. The Patient Care Technician Certification, Phlebotomy Technician Certification, EKG Technician Certification, Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification, Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician Certification, Blood-borne Pathogen Certification, Rehabilitation Therapy Technician, Restorative Care Assistant Specialist Certification. Our program was designed keeping in mind the job market and the competitiveness of skills that the employer expects from an employee. 

The educational environment of the Patient Care Technician Program at ACTS considers individual differences which affect learning ability, and provides motivation to continue to learn and adapt to the changes in a healthcare setting. The faculty believes an individual’s ability to learn is based on past experiences and personal potential, which permits learning to occur at different rates and levels. Learning takes place most readily when material is covered in a logical sequence and progresses in difficulty from simple to complex. The faculty believes that Patient Care Technician education should reflect the student’s development of skills and theoretical knowledge essential for correctly performing EKG’s, collecting blood specimens, properly transporting specimens to the laboratory and performing patient care skills. 

At completion of the program the student will be awarded with a certificate of completion.

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

3-4 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Instructor Led

START DATES

Contact School

TIME COMMITMENT

15-20 Hours/Week

ENROLLMENTS

Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Small Class Size

DELIVERY

Oncampus

LANGUAGE

English

 
 

PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

PCT MODULE 1: PATIENT CARE


Patient Care Section Description This comprehensive course is designed to prepare the student to provide direct care and services to clients throughout the life span under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Special emphasis is placed on the care of older clients focusing on their physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs. This includes developing skills in procedures, communication, and observation, charting and reporting. The student will be made aware of how State and Federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the nursing assistant. Patient Care skills include taking care of the patient and performing designated duties of specific skills for assisting patient and provide a rehabilitation environment. Some example of patient care skills may include transfer techniques, gait techniques, assisting in wound care management, feeding, taking vital signs, assisting with prosthesis and orthosis devices, perineal care for male and female, wheelchair management, assisting in using bed pans, safety, infection control, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, emergency situations, positioning, and death & dying. PCT 101 Patient Care Foundation PCT 102 Principles of Expanded Patient Care PCT 103 Special Topics of Patient Care PCT 104 Patient Care Skills





PCT MODULE 2: EKG


EKG Section Description The program prepares the candidate as an EKG Technician responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports. EKT 101 EKG Anatomy & Physiology EKT 102 EKG Theory EKT 103 EKG Clinical EKT 104 EKG Competency





PCT MODULE 3: PHLEBOTOMY


Phlebotomy Section Description This course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal, standard precautions and legal issues and complications. Techniques taught during this course are Evacuated tube method, Syringe method, Winged infusion set, Capillary blood collection, Glucose testing, Bleeding time, Blood smear & Urinalysis. This program prepares learners to act as entry level Phlebotomists. The Phlebotomist is a member of the health care team who collects and processes lab specimens, educates patients in specimen collection procedures, and performs waived laboratory tests. Phlebotomists may also have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring. Most Phlebotomists work in hospital or clinic labs, blood centers, nursing homes, insurance companies, research facilities, or public health. PBT 101 Introduction To Phlebotomy PBT 102 PBT Anatomy & Physiology PBT 103 Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies PBT 104 Phlebotomy Clinical Skills PBT 105 Phlebotomy Theory





WHERE CAN I WORK AS A PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

HOSPITALS

DIAGNOSTIC LABS

VA HOSPITALS

NURSING HOMES

CARDIOLOGY DEP

HOSPICE CARE

DOCTORS OFFICE

DIALYSIS CENTER

LONG TERM CARE

BLOOD BANKS

PATIENT ADVOCATE

MORE FACILITIES......

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of the patient care technician program you will be eligible for National Certification exam. Ask your admissions counselor for detailed information on certification eligibility and options. 

Female Nurse

CPCT

Certified Patient Care Technician

Male Healthcare Provider

CCMTT

Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician

Young Nurse

CPT

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Pink Uniform Doctor

CCRAT

Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician

Female Doctor

CET

Certified EKG Technician

Scientist

BBPC

BloodBorne Pathogen Prevention Certification

Smiling Nurse

CRAS

Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist

Science Lab Student

CRTT

Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

 
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  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be focussed once you enroll.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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Commonly Asked Questions or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What program are available to enroll after I complete my patient care technician program?


There are various programs offered by Americation Career and Training School both on campus and online for you career advancement needs. For example surgical technician, administrative medical assistant etc. Contact admissions representative for detailed information.




Are payment plans or financial assistance available?


Yes.




What is the job outlook?


The demand for patient care technician is growing like never before. The main reasons for this job growth are:

  1. Increase in aging baby boomers.
  2. Increase in patient care.




How do I sign up?


You can contact the admissions office for information on program registration process. www.JOINACTS.com/applynow Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




How long does it take to become pct?


Anytime between 3 to 4 months.




Do you have more than one start date?


Yes, please note that seats are limited, therefore even though we have various start dates, majority of the seats may have already been registered. To check on the next start date please contact the admissions office. Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




What are the core skills of the pct?


In this program you will learn patient care skills, ekg skills and phlebotomy skills. Therefore Patient care technician is a multiskills and multicareer program since you can work either as a patient care technician, patient care associate, rehab tech, restorative care assistant, ekg technician, phlebotomy technician, etc... This is the main reason why Patient care technician is a high in demand career in the allied healthcare industry and many individuals are directing their career focus onto becoming a patient care technician. Plus once you complete your program Americation Career and Training School also offers additonal programs that you can enroll in to either add more skills and become more competitive in the market or upgrade into another career. If you have questions you can contact our admissions office and get information on the program. Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




What are the most search healthcare careers on Americation Career and Training School?


Patient care technician Clinical medical assistant Surgical technician Surgical instrumentation Administrative medical assistant Dental Assistant




What are my options of paying for the programs?


We provide various payment options, we offer biweekly payment plans, monthly payment plans or full payment plans. Contact our admissions office to get detailed information.




Is the acceptance procedure competitive?


Please Note: Seats are imited due to high enrollment in the PCT Program. Americation Career and Training School accepts students on first come first serve basis.




What certification are available for Patient Care Technicians?


At completion you will be eligible for 8 national certifications. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification exam. You may become eligible for the following National Certification Exam: Certified Patient Care Technician Certified EKG Technician Clinical (CET/C) Certified Phlebotomy Technician Clinical (CPT/C) Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist (CRAS) Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Analysis Technician Certification Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention Certification




What is the difference between selecting patient care technician schools?


When selecting the patient care technician program look for the course content. Americation Career and Training School offers the pct program with the most updated content. We specialize in the patient care technician program and the program makes you eligible for 8 national certification exams at the completion of the program.




What does a patient care technician make?


It totally depends on what set of responsibility are given to you by the employment facility. You can check on websites such as payscale.com or indeed.com, you will come across various ranges of competetive salaries being offered. However, the final decision is in your hands to choose one job over another.