Home  |  Learning Blog  |  Contact Us
Home »Online Colleges » Florida Career College »Diploma - Patient Care Technician
Get More Information
Diploma - Patient Care Technician

Program offered is a Diploma.

7.5 Months / 31 Credits Enter the exciting, challenging and ever-changing health care field.  Patient Care Technicians are also known as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Home Health Aides (HHA), After obtaining appropriate certification, you may work in a variety of settings that include homes, hospitals, offices, and living facilities.  As a Patient Care Technician, you are part of a team that provides health care services and is responsible for a patient’s care, well-being and recovery.

Our program is designed to give you a comprehensive education as a Patient Care Technician, focusing on essential skill building that includes Occupational Therapy, Radiology, Respiratory and Geriatric Skills, advanced home health aide and CPR training and HIV/AIDS Awareness training.

Why Become a Patient Care Technician?

  • Short program-only 8 months
  • In demand as Baby Boomers age
  • Very hands-on practical medical/clinical oriented training
  • Location: Florida has a high elderly population
  • Healthcare/Wellness is currently the #1 growth field in the country
  • The field allows a flexible work schedule and an option of self employment
  • The industry exists across the US and abroad.

Highlights of Curriculum

  • Graduates qualified to take the Certified Nurse Assistant exam and the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) national examination
  • Respiratory Therapy Aide and equipment training
  • Use of microscopes, radiology and basic lab equipment
  • Emphasis on Geriatric skills
  • Occupational Therapy Aide training
  • Basic understanding of the structure and function of the body systems
  • Understanding and recording vital signs
  • Understanding of the basic principles of nutrition
  • Training to assist patients with mobility and range of motion exercises
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Training
  • Communication skills with patients, their families and other healthcare professionals

Campus Offerings

Boynton Beach
1743 N Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
2662 South Falkenburg Rd.
Riverview, FL 33578
410 Park Place Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33759
3750 West 18th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
6600 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Lauderdale Lakes
3383 N State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
3271 North State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
1321 SW 107 Avenue Suite 201B
Miami, FL 33174
Pembroke Pines
7891 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
West Palm Beach
6058 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33417