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    The Patient Care Assistant Program focuses on preparing students as advanced, cross trained nursing assistants, who provide hands-on care to patients and residents in hospitals, homes, Ambulatory Care and Long Term Care facilities. Its purpose is to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills that can be used in a variety of health care settings and age groups. The program is a blend of classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction. The content includes but is not limited to: interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, basic anatomy and physiology, vital signs, performing basic EKG and Phlebotomy procedures, safe and efficient work, first aid, personal care, light housekeeping, gerontology, rehabilitation and restorative care, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, end-of-life care, effective time management , healthy home environments, and career readiness.


  • Program Length: 600 Hours

    Enrollment Point: Varies

  • Career Opportunities: Patient Care Technicians find employment in hospitals, ambulatory care and outpatient facilities, long term care homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, hospice care, rehabilitation centers and in home care settings with an agency or as private duty.

    Industry Certifications/State Credentials:  Prepare to take the Florida State Nursing Assistant Certification Exam and Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) national examination.

What You'll Learn

Course Details

  • HSC0003 – Basic Healthcare Worker (90 hours)

  • HCP0121 – Nurse Aide and Orderly - Articulated (75 hours)

  • HCP0332 – Advanced Home Health Aide (50 hours)

  • HCP0020 – Patient Care Assistant (75 hours)

  • HSC0016 – Allied Health Assistant (150 hours)

  • MEA0580 – Advanced Allied Health Assistant (100 hours)

  • PRN0094 – Patient Care Technician (60 hours)

Continuing Education

  • Students who have successfully completed the PCT program have the opportunity for advance standing in the iTech Practical Nursing Program. If all other eligibilities have been met and the student is accepted to Practical Nursing, the student will be given credit for Basic Healthcare Worker (OCP A) and Articulated Nursing Assistant (OCP B) and will not be required to repeat them in the PN Program.

Graduate with Career Ready Skills

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