Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants, patient care technicians, health technologists and technicians, health care technicians, patient care assistants, nursing aides and orderlies, home health aides, or allied health assistants. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long term care settings.

Program Overview

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry as Patient Care Technicians. The Patient Care Technician works alongside other healthcare professionals to provide hands-on assistance to meet a patient’s basic needs. In addition to basic patient care skills, the PCT curriculum includes medical and surgical asepsis, basic anatomy and physiology, cardiac monitoring, electrocardiography, phlebotomy, clerical skills related to patient care and professional and interpersonal concepts. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction as well as supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Career-driven students may utilize their PCT training, skills and knowledge as a stepping stone to careers in nursing or other healthcare fields.

*Daytime program requires full-time enrollment.

*Part-time night classes are available.

Practical Nursing

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing home facilities
  • Blood banks
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Dialysis facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • Other healthcare related environments

What You'll Learn

  • The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the elements of the health care industry. This program will prepare the student to function in a long term care facility, resident’s home or clinical environment, as a phlebotomist, monitor tech, and nursing assistant. Students will perform nursing skills in the clinical and/or simulated laboratory settings under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse instructor.
Practical Nursing


Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
Patient Care Technician/Assistant Certification (CPCT/A)
Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)
Basic Life Support (BLS) & Basic First Aid

EKG Technician Certification (CET)

Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)

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Program Requirements

Patient Care Technician · H170694 · 600 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
AHSC0003Basic Healthcare Worker9031-9099
BHCP0121Nurse Aide & Orderly (Articulated)7531-1012
CHCP0332Advanced Home Health Aide5031-1011
DHCP0020Patient Care Assistant7531-9099
EHSC0016Allied Health Assistant15031-9099
FMEA0590Advanced Allied Health Assistant10031-9099
GPRN0094Patient Care Technician6029-2099

Program Costs

$1,752.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 600 hours)
$112.50Registration Fee ($75.00 1st semester/$37.50 2nd semester)
$15.00Facility Fee
$60.00Lab Fee
$30.00Miscellaneous Fee
$50.00CPR Certification
$20.00Liability Insurance
Total Costs $2,447.50

Program Instructors

Lena Terrell, LPN
Patient Care Technician Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7636

Email: terrelll1@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Jadah Habet
Marlene Ramos-Davis, RN
Dixie May, RN
Vaughn Knight, RN
Shaila Chinnery, RN
Tyisha Floyd, RN
Southern Medical Group
Sherbah Carey
Community Member Leon County Schools