Patient Care Technician Program


Patient Care Technicians work side-by-side with physicians and nurses while attending to the physical and emotional needs of patients. Because they are responsible for observing and reporting any change in the patient’s condition, it is important that they are detail-oriented.

Patient Care Technicians can work in:

  • hospitals
  • skilled nursing facilities
  • homes (as home health aides)
  • blood banks, research centers, and laboratories

The Patient Care Technician program at SLCHC trains you to be a highly versatile and integral part of the medical team. Upon successful completion of the program, Patent Care Technicians are skilled in 3 areas: basic nursing, phlebotomy and electrocardiogram (EKG).

Students in this program receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and will understand body function and related illnesses. They are taught the fundamentals of nursing and can provide basic nursing care at the technician’s level. The program also includes full instruction in the techniques of performing electrocardiograms (EKG’s) and drawing blood (phlebotomy).

Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take the examination to be Certified Nurse Assistants in the State of Missouri.



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Patient Care Technician (AAS)

Patient Care Technician (Diploma)

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Patient Care Technician (Diploma)


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