The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certificate program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of health care environments. Students gain technical expertise to provide effective clinical assistance to patients. The PCT program prepares a student to work as an entry-level patient care technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Students will learn how to perform basic laboratory procedures, check vital signs, assist in medical examinations, and perform phlebotomy procedures.
This program is a combination of lecture and practical exercises in a simulation laboratory and in actual clinical settings. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the State of Colorado Nurse’s Aide Certification exam as well as national certification exams for Phlebotomy and Patient Care Technician. All courses must be completed to obtain the PCT Certificate.
Students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background check, drug screen and provide proof of immunizations prior to starting internships/clinical experiences. Students unable to complete these requirements will not be able to begin the program.