Patient Care Technician
This program prepares students for a position as a Patient Care Technician with Instructor-Led Live Online Classes and safe on-campus practices. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. In the Patient Care Tech program at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, we can give you the skills you need to enter this industry and thrive.
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What Can I Expect?
When you complete the PCT program at FVI you will have mastered many skills including:
After you have learned all of these hands-on skills you will be ready to enter the workforce and succeed as a patient care technician. With FVI, you can choose a class schedule that fits your needs and after completion of your PCT program, you will be offered job placement assistance to help you get into your new career as fast as possible!
Additional PCT Skills
- Positioning and transferring patients
- Assisting with ambulation
- Performing range of motion exercises
- Personal care
- Bed making
- Home Health Care techniques
- Physical Therapy including heat and cold applications
- Assisting with the achievement of patient comfort and sleep
After completion, you will also open the doors to many employment opportunities in a multitude of settings such as:
- Nursing home facilities
- Blood banks
- Rehabilitation centers
- Dialysis facilities
- Home health care agencies
- Extended care facilities
- Other healthcare related environments
Our Patient Care Technician program provides students with the knowledge and training to become an entry level patient care technician in acute and extended care facilities. If you have a specific interest in patient care and want to gain a position in a rising career field, FVI School of Nursing and Technology’s Patient Care Technician program is right for you!
Not only will your compassion shine through, but you will also be the main source of communication between patient and doctor. Being a patient care tech will be one of the most rewarding jobs that you will ever do!
Do I Need to be Certified?
Student may start working in their field of training as soon as they have successfully completed the program and received all required in-service certificates and diploma. To work in a hospital setting in the State of Florida, PCT graduates must sit and pass the state Certified Nursing Assistant written and practical exam.
The student receives all required in-service training and certifications such as Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, OSHA, Infection Control and Universal Precautions, Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Assistance with Self-Administered Medication Training and CPR. Upon completion of this program, student will possess the skills and hands on experience needed at an entry level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of healthcare settings. The PCT graduate is eligible to sit for Florida State Certification Nursing Assistant Exam.
With certification, you may be able to increase your job offers and salary. Once you have completed your patient care technician program in Miami or Miramar, you will have the following certification options: certified patient care technician, phlebotomist, certified nurse assistant. It is recommended that you take the exam offered through the NHA (National Healthcare Association) before entering the workforce. By choosing the patient care technician program at FVI, you will be able to learn hands-on experience that will advance you in your future career while offering you skills that can be used in multiple work settings.
Schedule a Career Planning Session
Interested in learning more about the Patient Care Technician Program?
Below you can submit your information to schedule a career planning session where you will learn more about patient technician careers, details about FVI’s Patient Care Technician program and take a tour of the campus. You’ll learn everything you need to know to about the program and the next steps to get started!