Patient Care Technician
Multi-skilled nursing assistants and orderlies perform basic patient care.
Patient care technicians or nursing assistants may care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and private homes. They have a broad range of duties including feeding, bathing, and walking patients, making beds, assisting patients in their daily living activities, drawing blood, and performing 12- lead electrocardiograms. The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program completion requires 600 hours or six months of training.
- Patient Care Technician
- Nursing Assistant
- Patient Care Assistant
- Nursing Aides and Orderlies
- Home Health Aide
- Electrocardiograph Aide
- Allied Health Assistant
Employment of nursing assistants is projected to grow 8% percent from 2020 to 2030.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $14.82 hourly or $30,830 annually.
The entire program is 600 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)||75 Hours
|OCP C||Advanced Home Health Aide||50 Hours|
|OCP D||Patient Care Assistant||75 Hours|
|OCP E||Allied Health Assistant||150 Hours|
|OCP F||Advanced Allied Health Assistant||100 Hours|
|OCP G||Patient Care Technician||60 Hours|
|Total Hours: 600|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Patient Care Technicians is available at the following school (s):
|Hialeah Adult Education Center||Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Hialeah Adult Education Center
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm.