Expanding the traditional role of a nursing assistant, Kaplan College's patient care technician program is designed to help prepare you for employment as a cross-trained nursing assistant, known as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). Courses offer a broad foundation of knowledge and skills and can provide supplemental training if you were previously, or are currently, employed in one of the following roles:
- Health care technician
- Patient care assistant
- Nursing aide/orderly
- Electrocardiograph aide
- Allied health assistant
Patient Care Technician Responsibilities
Patient care technicians can assist with the care of outpatients and inpatients who have a variety of diseases, injuries, or neurological or orthopedic problems. In addition, they may help patients walk to and from therapy with a gait belt, set up equipment for patient treatments, assist with community outings, and perform a variety of other duties.
Patient Care Technician Program Features
To help prepare you to seek entry-level employment in various patient care roles, our career-focused curriculum at Kaplan College includes coursework in these areas:
- Patient care assisting
- Rehabilitation concepts and functional mobility
- Rehabilitation diagnoses and intervention
- Mental health services
The program includes courses with hands-on training to further strengthen your knowledge and experience in this field.