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Patient Care Technician Diploma Program

At Southern Technical College, our Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is a multi-occupational diploma program designed to prepare students for a number of entry-level healthcare career occupations. This program is taught through a combination of classroom, clinical lab, and externship experiences. PCT students at Southern Technical College will learn to check vital signs, administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), conduct basic laboratory procedures, and will be trained in phlebotomy and venipuncture.

During the 90-hour externship,  students get the chance to observe and work alongside a professional healthcare team. Graduates, of this program, will gain the practical knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue a career in healthcare. The PCT graduate may be eligible to sit for several certifications, including the state of Florida Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam.

Program overview:

  • Can be completed in approximately 9-12 months
  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost
  • Hands-on learning
  • 90-hour externship
  • Eligible to sit for the state of Florida Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam.

Why Southern Technical College:

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Small class sizes
  • Accredited
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

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Course Titles

Medical Terminology
Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
Patient Care Procedures
Home Health Aide
Electrocardiography Aide
Articulated Nursing Assistant I
Articulated Nursing Assistant II
Patient Care Technician Externship

If you’re considering patient care technician programs in Florida, it’s time to find out why Southern Technical College is the place for you. Contact us today to get started.

Career options upon graduation:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Duty Home Care