NEXT CLASS BEGINS JANUARY 6, 2014
The Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare students for employment as:
- Patient Care Technicians
- Nursing Aides and Orderlies
- Home Health Aides
This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the Nursing Assistant for both hospital and long term care. The course content includes, but is not limited to:
- Personal Patient Care Skills
- Principles of Infection Control
- Home Health Care Services
- Physical and Safety Functions
- Phlebotomy Procedures
- EKG Modalities
Students interested in this program must first register to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
This program requires students to complete a drug screening, background check, and physical examination and immunization form prior to being accepted into the program. Additional information will be provided at orientation. Total Program Length: 600 Hours/5 months
Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 3:30pm
Industry Certifications Available:
Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Technician program are eligible to take the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Exam.
Florida Board of Nursing
There is an articulation agreement between the Broward Technical Centers allowing students who have successfully completed the Patient Care Technician program to be given advanced standing in the Practical Nursing Programs. Students will receive 165 hours of credit.
Meghan Emerson, Counselor for Patient Care Technician - 754-321-5891
Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees (Books and Materials are Extra):*
Florida Resident $1832.00*