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Patient Care Technician Training

Interested in becoming a patient care technician?

A patient care technician, also known as PCT, is mainly focused on working closely with patients, in conjunction with nurses. 

PCT's sometimes are referred as nursing assistants. PCT's perform tasks to help patients by taking vital signs, performing EKG's, blood draws and attending to their daily needs. In addition, a PCT will provide bedside care for patients, such as changing dressing, assisting with the restroom, and trauma. As a patient care technician you will be able to work in the hospital settings only.

In this 24 week program students will learn:

  1. Phlebotomy
  2. Proper labeling and patient identification
  3. EKG's
  4. Vital signs
  5. Proper patient care
  6. Emergency room techniques
  7. Lifting and transporting patients
  8. Trauma unit training
  9. State Certification exam
Days and hours

216 classroom hours 
+ 160 hour externship

Day: M T W  8:30am-12pm
Evening: M T W  6pm-9pm
Deposit: $750 
(Due on or before your start date)
Students that miss more than two weeks of class will be immediatley dropped from the program.

Tuition Includes:

Application fee

1 scrub uniform



Blood pressure cuff


Certification test

Graduation Cap and Gown

Need assistance? SLM accepts financial aid from Camden County's Workforce.

Is patient care the right career choice for you?