Antelope Valley School District

Patient Care Technician

This program prepares the student to work as an entry-level Patient Care Technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility. Students will learn to check vital signs, administer CPR and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform basic laboratory and phlebotomy procedures, as well as learn to provide basic patient care including bathing, feeding, toileting, and ambulating patients. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will also be eligible to take the National Health-Career Association exam to become a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT).

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ACQUIRED SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Vital Signs
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Career Readiness
  • Medical Examinations
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Lab work
  • Phlebotomy
  • Basic Patient Care
  • Ambulating

THIS COURSE PREPARES YOU FOR:

  • Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

What is it?

Becoming a Patient Care Technician is the perfect stepping stone to get in the field of nursing. Patient care technicians play and important role in helping patients in hospitals, doctor's offices, or nursing homes. They work directly with patients and assist in nursing duties.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Patient care technicians measure and monitor vital signs, including temperature, heartbeat, oxygen levels, and blood pressure. They might also administer IVs and draw blood. PCTs will also be responsible for the care and comfort of their patients, including serving meals, changing bedding, assisting with patient restroom needs, and general well-being of their patients.

LEADS TO THESE JOBS:

  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Aide

Is this for me?

  • Compassionate
  • Flexible hours
  • Like to help people
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented

Location:

1220 West Ave J
Lancaster, CA 93534
 

Phone: 661-483-2302
Fax: 661-483-2311