PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

(PCT)

Start Date

November 7, 2022

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Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

7 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

NO

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Start Date

November 7, 2022

More Start Dates
Length
The program length for day and evening classes may vary based on the number of scheduled hours per week. Holidays, school closings, and internship schedules may cause the program completion dates to vary as well.

7 Months

Schedule
The standard classroom schedule is provided here. The clinical internship schedule will vary based on the clinical site. Students must follow their assigned internship schedule, not the AIMS Education class schedule, academic calendar, or the observed holidays and breaks.

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm

FSA
Federal student aid is available for those who qualify. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

NO

Other Financial Assistance
Other financial assistance may be available for this program (scholarships, training grants, payment plans, etc.). Please contact our financial aid department to learn more.

YES

Technical and Health Standards for Patient Care Technician

Every student in the Patient Care Technician certificate program must possess the physical, mental, and emotional capabilities required to successfully complete the program and gain employment in the field.

Technical Standards

The prospective patient care technician student must possess sufficient strength, motor coordination, and manual dexterity to:

  • Provide quality care as it pertains to performing patient care skills. 
  • Stand and walk for 85% of the time. 
  • Tolerate bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements intermittently throughout most of the workday. 
  • Stand in various positions, and lift and carry approximately 30 lbs. daily.
  • Perform transfer techniques and assist patients into various positions as needed. 
  • Move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
  • Perform EKG procedures and take vital signs for all patients according to established standards. 
  • Prepare injections and perform venipunctures and CPR.

The prospective patient care technician student must:

  • Possess gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
  • Possess auditory skills sufficient to monitor and observe health needs
  • Be able to use senses (vision, hearing, smell, and touch) to recognize changes regarding a patient’s condition and needs.

Health Standards

The prospective patient care technician student must be able to consistently demonstrate emotional, mental, and physical health to:

  • Meet the demands of the job including handling stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations.
  • Exhibit social skills necessary to interact effectively and respectfully with patients, families, supervisors, and coworkers of the same or different cultures.
  • Maintain composure while managing multiple tasks simultaneously.           
  • Carry out all assigned duties.
  • Maintain personal hygiene consistent with close personal contact associated with patient care.

Communication Standards

The prospective patient care technician student must be able to consistently demonstrate effective communication skills to:

  • Accurately listen to patient needs, relay necessary information to family members and others, and communicate with healthcare team members.

Visit Our Campus

Take the first step in achieving your career goals by visiting the AIMS campus. During your school visit you'll get to meet one-on-one with an admissions specialist. They'll help you choose the right career path and answer any questions you have. You'll also get the chance to tour the AIMS campus, including all of our classrooms, medical labs, and student facilities.