A Vital Role in Patient Care
The Patient Care Technician program was developed to meet the increasing healthcare demands in our community. This program is aimed at students who desire to work in the hospital or clinic setting. Patient Care Technicians work closely with patients, and have a vital role in assisting nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers.
About the Program
The Patient Care Technician Continuing Education program is a 10 week, 228 hour program which consists of two (2) course sections:
- NUPC-1020 Patient Care Technician/Assistant
- NUPC-1060 Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Upon successfully completing the above course sections, students will earn a certificate of program completion and be eligible to apply to take the National Certification Exam.
Students will learn to safely and competently perform basic patient care skills such as:
- Basic Phlebotomy
- Intro to Electrocardiography
- Intro to Telemetry and Monitoring
- CPR for Healthcare Professionals
- Vital Sign Measurements
- Proper Documentation
- Effective Communication
- Activities of Daily Living
- Cultural Awareness
Note: Students must possess a high school diploma/GED, be proficient in English skills (reading, writing, and speaking), at least eighteen (18) years of age, have a clean criminal record, have active health insurance, and are able to pass a drug test.
To begin the application process, please complete pages 1-3 of the program application and submit it via email to our CE Healthcare Advising Specialist, Aida Lasanta, at email@example.com. Then continue to work on the application checklist.
Register for Courses
Follow this tutorial to select courses, build your schedule, and register for CE courses.