Patient Care Technician
(Approved for WIA Funding)
Designed for entry-level students or for certified nurse aides or LPNs who want to add to their skill set. The Patient Care Technician Certificate can help you advance your skills, increase your earning power, and provide you with opportunities within the health care sector. PCTs are valued members of the health care team in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics and long-term care facilities. They provide direct patient care including but not limited to: obtaining vital signs; turning and repositioning; bathing; patient transfers; patient care set-up; performing EKGs and phlebotomy; performing basic life saving techniques.
To earn the PCT/PCA Certification from Tunxis, you must successfully complete the following:
- Certified Nurse Aide program, or provide proof of current CNA certification or LPN licensure
- Phlebotomy Technician program (must be taken at Tunxis)
- EKG Skills course (must be taken at Tunxis)
- CPR/BLS for Allied Health course (must be taken at Tunxis)
Students who have successfully completed the Patient Care Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.
Students should request that a copy of their program transcript be sent to Charter Oak. Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).
For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site
For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.