Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program
Patient Care Technician (PCT) program prepares a graduate to work as an entry level PCT in a clinic, a hospital, wound care centers or a long term facility. The PCT performs routine tasks under the supervision of a doctor, a nurse or other medical professionals in monitoring the patient's condition, and in providing basic patient care. The PCT plays a vital role in the health care delivery team since they often have more direct patient contact that any other team members including doctors and nurses. The program provides the PCT the opportunity to gain additional skills to be prepared to perform routine patient care treatments including lab test, electrocardiograms (EKG), collecting blood (Phlebotomy), other clinical tasks and current technology.
The Certified Patient Care Technician assists doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. As a CPCT, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Provide basic patient care including bathing, feeding, toileting and ambulating patients
Acquire and distribute patient care supplies
Change bed linens and process dirty linens properly
Perform safety checks to keep patient rooms clean and clutter – free
Maintain clear paths in hallways clear and return equipment that is no longer in use
Obtain EKG readings
Perform phlebotomy procedures
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National certification exam for Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)
The requirements to enroll in the PCT training program are as follows:
You need to be at least 18 years old
You need to provide a copy of at least 2 US issued ID's such as driver's license, social security, US passport or a Resident Alien card
Completion of the program requires taking the prerequisite class in EKG and Phlebotomy. Upon completion of the program, the student will acquire 240 hours of class and practicum experience. Afterwards, the student can pursue an EKG/Phlebotomy NHA certificate alongside the PCT NHA certificate. A CNA NJ State Certificate is not required for this program but it is a plus.
Quality of course material and teachers
The quality of the teachers and class material is extraordinary. The teachers have a Medical Doctor's degree from a high standard university in another English speaking country. Some teachers have a RN/MSN degree from the USA or another English speaking country. The class materials consists of the latest books
Skills for the Patient Care Technician - Susan Strasinger, Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo
Skills for the Patient Care Technician provides entry-level health-care employees with a comprehensive tool to become multiskilled.
The benefits of our PCT training program to you are as follows:
Our PCT training is fully approved by the Department of Education, NJ
Our teachers have been teaching many years college level healthcare courses, and have been working as registered nurses (RN) or
Nurse Practitioners (NP) in hospitals, long term care centers and medical clinics
Skills are performed at our new laboratory rooms in the school, using the latest medical instruments
Practicum/Clinical will be provided as we are in the process of making arrangements with clinical centers
Job placement is facilitated by the many relationships we have with hospitals, medical clinics, wound care centers and long term care centers (nursing homes)
Signing up for the NHA CPCT exam
The exam (test) consists of questions about several areas of expertise. See CPCT test plan. Look for CPCT test plan.
You can sign up for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam here.
You will be able to take the exam at the schools of ACE Healthcare Training. Our company is approved to proctor the exam.
You can join the Patient Care Technician program when any of the 6 modules start. This is a continuous program that allows you to join even in the middle of the semester. You will be able to see in the home page the date of the starting module.
Please call the Admission Office for more information.
Dover Office: (973) 366-7171 (Mon - Friday 9am- 5pm)
Union Office: (973) 851-2700 (Mon - Friday 9am- 5pm)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM