Advanced Patient Care Skills
Prepare to Become a Patient Care Technician
If you have a current CNA license, you can increase your knowledge and train to work as a patient care technician in hospitals and other health care settings. Patient care technicians are part of a multidisciplinary team, caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care.
Advanced Patient Care Skills at HCC
In eight weeks, you can be ready for a new career as a patient care technician. For your convenience, this course is offered online and as an all-classroom experience. HCC’s partnerships with area hospitals, businesses, and organizations provide aspiring patient care technicians with unique opportunities for rewarding careers.
The entire course is 92 hours. You will earn 9.2 CEUs upon completion of the course.
You will expand and deepen your skills in complex health care procedures including:
- Glucose monitoring
- Intravenous therapy
- Wound care
- Urinary catheterization
Tuition and fees for the course are $1,255. This includes $670 in fees not eligible for waiver. No refund five days prior to class starting.
After Completing The Course
In addition to gaining immediate employment, you can continue developing your health care career at HCC in the following ways:
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Please note that this is a hybrid class--a blend of online education and face-to-face skills training. This course prepares certified nursing assistants to work as patient care technicians (PCT) in hospitals and other health care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care. You will expand and deepen your skills in complex health care procedures including phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, glucose monitoring, intravenous therapy, wound care, and urinary catheterization. Textbook and workbook are included. No refund five days prior to start date. 9.2 CEUs.
Requirements: You must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. For additional information, contact Kathy Schultz at kschultz@ howardcc.edu or call 443-518-4981.