Patient Care Technician (PCT)WIA Approved

The Patient Care Technician is a multi-skilled health care worker who initially earns a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and then gains additional skills to perform routine patient care treatments including simple lab tests, EKG's, simple dressing changes, phlebotomy.

Course Description: This 154 hour, 14 week program prepares students to work in long term care facilities, hospitals, and private duty. This program is taught with a combination of lecture, hands-on practical lab exercises, and real-world clinical experience conducted off-campus at an actual medical facility. This program is designed to prepare Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) to function as multi-skilled care providers in a variety of health-care settings and to increase employers' abilities to meet their workforce needs. It is designed to prepare an individual to work in a hospital, long-term care setting or a skilled nursing facility. The technician will receive education on standard and universal health care precautions, therapeutic communication techniques, English and math skills, customer service, patient care delivery systems, current technology usage, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy safety.

Requirements: Current Connecticut CNA license and CPR certification

Students must be able to pass a background check including criminal records, and be capable of meeting physical exam and related requirements to successfully complete the program.

 Student Health Requirement Form - Must Be Completed Before Clinical

Session(s) Currently Offered

Evenings  12 weeks_154 hrs 
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9/18/2017 - 12/19/2017
Elsie Hernandez (lecture & review); Jill Bull (lab & clinical)

154 Hours + Exam

Instructors : Elsie Hernandez (lecture & review), Jill Bull (lab & clinical)


60 hours

Mondays & Tuesdays

September 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Lafayette Hall B219


48 hours


September 20, 2017 - December 6, 2017

No Lab 11/22

4:00pm - 8:20pm

Lafayette Hall A208


36 hours


October 28, 2017 - December 9, 2017

No Clinical 11/25

8:30am - 3:00pm

Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, CT

Exam Review

10 hours

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, December 11, 12, 13

4pm - 7:20pm

Lafayette Hall A208

NHA Exam

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time and Location TBD