Becoming a Certified Patient Care Technician Assistant (CPCT/A) is a great way to start your career in healthcare. After just an 8 weeks (FT class) or 14 weeks (PT class), you could be on your way to quickly finding a job in acute hospitals, ambulatory clinics or urgent care settings, or in an out patient surgery setting.
Our PCT/A training program will teach you to:
- Move patients in bed, transfer patient from bed to chair and vice versa.
- Assist patients who are not able to use the toilet on their own.
- Respect patients rights including ethics of care
- Bathe patients and provide hygiene and comfort.
- Help patients with feedings and ADLs.
- Participate with restorative or rehabilitative care of patients unable to move and walk.
- Apply dry dressings to wounds and clean bed sores.
- Position patients to prevent risk of bedsores.
- Learn warning signs of complications.
- Document and report observations of significant changes on patients’ conditions.
- Learn phlebotomy and EKG monitoring
Getting a Job
Many HSCC students obtain a job immediately after finishing our program. We have connections with local clinics and hospitals to allow for quick and easy entry into the system.