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Patient Care Technician

To be considered for the PCT Program, you must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HiSET/GED).

The purpose of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a PCT in an intermediate care or skilled care nursing facility. Patient Care Technicians provide direct patient care and work alongside nursing staff, typically in a hospital setting. Students will learn how to measure and monitor vitals, draw blood, discontinue IVs, and assist patients with daily living activities.

This program includes 8 weeks of classroom education and 4 weeks of clinical externship in a local hospital.  

Upon successful completion of coursework, laboratory work, and clinical externship, students can sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam.


Tuition: $2,325.00

Application Fee: $99

PCT Application:

Application Documents:

  1. Reference Letter Form
  2. Background Check Consent Form
  3. Drug and Alcohol Screening Instructions
  4. Drug and Alcohol Consent Form
  5. Advantage Background Check Form
  6. Fair Credit Reporting
  7. Family Care Safety Registry Directions

Additional Required Application Documents: 

  1. Copy of Driver’s License
  2. Copy of Social Security card (or passport)
  3. Copy of high school diploma, HiSET, or high school transcripts with graduation date.

Please send all application materials to: 

Jefferson College
Attn: Cynthia Critchfield
1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050 


Jefferson College
Attn: Jenna Schwartz
1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050 

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Critchfield or Jenna Schwartz at or (636) 481-3143.

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