Sept. 19, 2013


Patient Care Technician Program
To Be Offered at HCC

Starts Sept. 30

BRIDGEPORT - Housatonic Community College is offering a Patient Care Technician program starting Monday, Sept. 30.

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is a multi-skilled health care worker who earns a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification and then gains additional skills to perform routine patient-care treatments, including simple lab tests, EKGs, dressing changes, and phlebotomy. Housatonic Community College’s PCT program prepares students to function as health care providers in a variety of settings such as hospitals, long-term-care settings, and skilled-nursing facilities. The course is recommended for those who are currently Connecticut CNA licensed or CPR certified.

HCC’s course consists of three parts: lecture, laboratory and work in a “real world” clinical setting. The lecture portion of the class will meet Mondays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in Room A208, Lafayette Hall. The lab portion of the class will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 1 – Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in Room A208, Lafayette Hall. The clinical portion will be held Saturdays, Nov. 16 – Jan. 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.(1/2 hour lunch), at Bridgeport Hospital.

The fee for the 154-hour program is $2,595.

Due to limited space, individuals are encouraged to register early. To register for classes or for more information, contact Evelyn Melendez at 203-332-5057.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.