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Patient Care Technician

Prepare for an exciting career as a patient care technician with FVI. Through our engaging online and in-person learning environments, you'll gain the comprehensive skills needed to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Time to Complete

30 Weeks

Class Instruction


Becoming a patient care technician is a fulfilling role that places you as the vital link between patients and doctors. By utilizing skills from phlebotomy, nursing assistance, and home health care, you’ll provide compassionate direct and indirect healthcare to patients.

At FVI, instructor-led live online classes combine with safe on-campus practices to provide you with the complete training you need. We will provide you with the essential skills to enter the healthcare industry with confidence and thrive in a rewarding career.

Quick Fact 1

Day and evening classes. Bilingual instruction. Online live instruction with on campus hands-on lab practice.

Quick Fact 2

Personalized support: technical assistance, tutoring, job placement assistance for graduates.

Quick Fact 3

Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.

We Prepare You for Top Careers

Here are a few settings where you’ll be able to work as a patient care technician once you graduate.


Assist nurses and doctors with patient care and medical procedures.

Long-Term Care Facilities

Provide care and support to residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
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Outpatient Clinics

Support medical staff in various healthcare services and patient treatments.

Thrive in Today’s Job Market

From expert instruction to job placement guidance, FVI’s patient care technician program offers all you need to excel in the job market. That includes dedicated training to pursue licensure right away. 


A Program Designed Around You

Experience our student-first approach. At FVI, you’ll receive the tutoring, mentoring, success coaching, and job placement assistance needed to become a patient care technician. Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.

Achieve your career goals with FVI.

Take the Career Readiness Quiz

Patient Care Technician

Identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career path so you can make an informed decision about your future. The readiness quiz takes just a few minutes

What to Expect in this Program

Learn more about what you’ll experience in FVI’s patient care technician program.

When you graduate, will have learned many skills including:

  • Assisting the nurse with wound care procedures
  • Properly conducting an ECG
  • Assisting the nurse during insertion of intravenous saline locks
  • Properly drawing blood
  • Handling emergency room procedures
  • Taking care of patients where immobilization has been used
  • Removing a nasogastric tube

To work in a hospital setting in Florida, patient care technician graduates must sit and pass the state Certified Nursing Assistant written and practical exam. As a graduate at FVI, you’ll be primed and eligible to sit for the Florida State Certification Nursing Assistant Exam.

You’ll also acquire essential in-service training and certifications, spanning:

  • Domestic Violence
  • OSHA
  • Infection Control and Universal Precautions
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s disease
  • Assistance with Self-Administered Medication Training
  • CPR

Finally, you’ll have different certification paths upon completing your patient care technician program in Miami or Miramar. Certification opens doors—potential for more job offers and higher pay—and here are some that you can pursue:

  • NRCPCT: National Registered Certified Patient Care Technician
  • NRCPT: National Registered Certified Phlebotomist
  • NRCEKG: National Registered Certified EKG Technician 
  • CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant

Accreditations and Partnerships

FVI is licensed, and accredited, and has strong relationships with many quality institutions.

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The Skills Students Need

Our programs and facilities are specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce quickly.

Conduct Basic Medical Tests

You will be proficient in taking vital signs, administering medications, and assisting with medical treatments.

Patient Care Techniques

Assist patients with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding.

Infection Control

Implement hygiene practices and protocols to prevent the spread of infections.

CPR and First Aid

Be capable of providing emergency care and responding to life-threatening situations.

Communication Skills

Be able to clearly and compassionately communicate with patients, their families, and healthcare teams.

Conduct Basic Medical Tests

Draw blood and have the knowledge on how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms to monitor heart function.

"From the front desk to the financial advisor, to the professors... everyone helped me. They make sure you get the best. These people want you to succeed."

Yvelise Lucien, Patient Care Technican


Hear What our Students are Saying

Don’t take our word for it – Hear from actual students on why they chose FVI to start their career as a patient care technician.

All nursing programs offered at FVI are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miramar US70415200 Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miami US70418900 FVI School of Nursing and Technology (FVI) is licensed by the State of Florida, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) Miami (main) campus License Number: 3441/ Miramar campus License Number: 6010 The Associate of Science programs at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, Miramar, Florida and Miami, Florida are accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). FVI School of Nursing and Technology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) ID# 312400 since November 03, 2010