Patient Care Technician*

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). High school diploma or GED. A physical exam, results from a Basic 5 Panel urine drug screening and a PPD test must be completed within 3 months of the first day of class and this documentation must be provided at the time of registration. Documentation of immunizations and Hepatitis B series documentation must also be provided at the time of registration. Criminal background check must be completed by the student and proof must be provided within 30 days of the first day of class. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the clinical/internship. Students failing to provide proof of insurance documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Patient Care Technicians provide basic patient care in a hospital setting. Students will learn basic patient care skills and behaviors needed to gain an entry-level position as a patient care technician, phlebotomist or EKG technician. This program includes classroom lecture, lab practice and a clinical externship in a local medical facility. Coursework includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs, patient care and HIPAA awareness.

This program prepares the student for the following certification exams: National Healthcareer Association Certified Patient Care Technician, Certified Phlebotomist and Certified EKG Technician.

PCAR-500 (454 Hours)
Fee: $4,015 (Tuition $3,342, Materials $673)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Lecture: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary
    Beginning Jan. 17, 2018 (Ending Aug 15, 2018)

NOTE: A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. Upon successful completion and credential attainment, students may be eligible for up to 3 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

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