The Patient Care Technician program combines basic knowledge with applied skills mastered in the classroom and laboratory.
PCT's have additional training that expands the role of the nursing assistant. Your duties may include giving ECG's, taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature, acting as a phlebotomist, and assisting with medications under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. It is a multi-skilled field where you will find possibilities for growth and advancement. Being a certified PCT can be an exciting and rewarding chapter in your life.
Graduates will be certified in CPR, First Aid and AED (Automatic Electronic Defibrillator). Students will also be eligible to take national certification exams to become certified as Phlebotomists, Patient Care Technicians and or EKG Technicians. The student will also possess skills for ward secretary and monitor tech.
Graduates of the program will be qualified for work in the hospital, outpatient, nursing home or other health care facilities. The job outlook for a PCT is currently very good. Employment opportunities are expected to continue to rise in the future.
For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.
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