A patient care technician is a medical professional who performs basic medical tasks,
assists patients with the activities of daily living, and completes other tasks related to patient support
A patient care technician works under the supervision of doctors and nurses to
complete basic medical tasks such as taking vital signs. At times, they may take blood or administer
medication. In addition, patient care technicians often assist patients with activities of daily living,
such as eating, bathing, or toileting.
Combine classroom learning with hands-on clincial experience in our course. Master
multiple skills and take advantage of the opportunity to either specialize in a chosen field or make use of
all learned skills in an acute care center. Students learn entry-level skills for being a nurse assistant,
phlebotomy specialist, EKG monitor technician, and advanced nursing.
Once you complete this course, we make it easy to obtain the certification you desire
to continue your career. At Careers Unlimited, we provide certification exams for Patient Care Technician,
Phlebotomist, and EKG Technician. Once you pass one or more of these exams, you may pursue employment in
your chosen field.
In order to enroll, you must
Pass a criminal background check.
Be at least 17 years of age.
Have proof of a GED or high school diploma.
Pass the Ability to Benefit Test in lieu of a high school diploma.
Pass the employee misconduct registry check (EMR).
Pass a drug screening.
Patient care technician classes in Texas often cost between about $1,500 and $2,600 for the course. Testing fees are commonly included in these expenses. In order to make your course more affordable, choose Careers Unlimited, where you may qualify for flexible financing, scholarships and more.
Most patient care technician courses require you to complete 600 hours of training and take between 6 months and a year to complete. At Careers Unlimited, you can finish your course in about 5 months, including hands-on training in a clinical setting.