Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program requires about six months of training. Nursing assistants commonly work in nursing care facilities and hospitals, but some are employed by doctors’ offices, community care facilities and home health care services. The program includes classroom lectures, hands-on training using medical equipment, practical exercises in labs, and real-world experience in a variety of medical facilities and provides more than a CNA certification.

 


Home Health Aide: Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.  


pell eligible

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Math 10.0, Language 10.0, Reading 10.0 - 18 years of age or older to be eligible for testing

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

 

OCP A

Basic Healthcare Worker - 90 Hours

 

OCP B

Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) - 75 Hours

 

OCP C

Advanced Home Health Aide - 50 Hours

 

OCP D

Patient Care Assistant - 75 Hours

 

OCP E

Allied health Assistant - 150 Hours

 

OCP F

Advanced Allied Health Assistant - 100 Hours

 

OCP G

Patient Care Technician- 60 Hours

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Curriculum Framework

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