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Patient Care Technician

The purpose of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) training program is to prepare individuals for employment as a PCT in an hospital setting. 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. We have four pathways for students to select from. 

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

Pathway 1: CNA 

Tuition: $2287.00

This program teaches students to perform the basic nursing skills in a long term care facility under the direction of charge personnel. This pathway will consist of 75 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of clinicals in a long term care setting.

Upon successful completion of coursework, students will be prepared to test for their Certified Nursing Assistant state exam.

Pathway 2: PCT 

Tuition: $2,424.00

This pathway includes 9 weeks of and consists of 100 hours of clinicals split between long term care and hospital settings (meets 4 days a week).

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

Pathway 3: PCT/CNA Dual Credential Option 

Tuition: $2,900.00  

This pathway consists of over 110 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of clinicals split between long term care and hospital settings. (meets 4 days a week)

Upon successful completion of coursework, laboratory work, and clinical externship, students can sit for Certified Nursing Assistant state exam and the Certified Patient Care Technician NHA certification. 

Pathway 4: PCT Bridge 

Tuition: $925.00

This pathway is appropriate for individuals who already hold a CNA or PCA credential. The program meets for two weeks and requires 36 hours of clinicals (meets 4 days a week). 

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


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: 

Workforce and Employment Services
Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050

OR

workforce@jeffco.edu 

If you have any questions, please contact workforce@jeffco.edu or (636) 481-3268.

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