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Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Program Details

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.

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). 

About the Course

  • The course is offered in both Dover and Union campuses​

  • The course is approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

  • Estimated hours of instructions: 4-11 weeks of 330 hours of class and practicum experience

  • Rolling AdmissionsYou 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.


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