Patient Care Technician*

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Physical exam, including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series, must be provided at the time of registration. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

Patient Care Technicians provide basic patient care in a hospital setting. You 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.

NOTE: A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to three college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

PCAR-500 (452 Hours)
Fee: $4,015 (Tuition $3,342, Materials $673)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary; Instructor will schedule
    Beginning Sept. 13, 2017 (Ending June 11, 2018)

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