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.
To earn the PCT 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)
For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.255.3666.