Patient Care Technician (Diploma)

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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
  • Phlebotomist
  • 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.


Campus Locations

The patient care technician program is available at the following Kaplan College locations:


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    Tuition and Fees

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