PCT600 F23) Patient Care Technician Program (320 hrs)






If you will be using the payment plan, please register in person at the Westampton campus.

The dates, times, and/or delivery (either in-person and/or remotely) of this class are subject to change due to the impact of COVID-19. All students who register for the class will be contacted via email and/or by phone, if and when, changes are made to this class.  If you are not contacted by the Adult Education office, then this class will run as normally scheduled.  If you wish to pay the full amount please click the enroll now button. 

Clinical Site COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

It has just recently been brought to our attention that some of our clinical partners are requiring students in our Allied Health Programs to be fully vaccinated (two weeks or more removed from a 2 dose series of a vaccine or two weeks or more removed after 1 dose of the J&J vaccine) against COVID-19.  As a result of this and in order to attend clincial at some of the sites, students who wish to enroll in our Allied Health Programs need to submit a copy of their vaccination card as part of their normal required prerequisites prior to beginning their program.  Students who enroll in one of our Allied Health Programs and fail to submit their vaccination card as proof of being "fully vaccinated" will not be entitled to a refund, but will need to withdraw from the program. 

Program Pre-Requisites:

1.  Official High School transcript or US Equivalent.

2.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification - AHA (BLS/CPR Class)

3.  Physical, Immunizations, and Drug Test (click for Physical form)

4.  Criminal Background (click for Background Check instructions)

5.  Modules I - III are prerequisites to Module IV.

(Individuals should possess strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills.)

Program Description:

Program of Study is Patient Care Techician.  The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program can be completed in two semesters. The program is a collection of four (4) modules. Each module in the program provides the cognitive, psychomotor and affective competency training for the student to develop the knowledge, skill sets, and professional behaviors of a multi-skilled healthcare professional. Certified Patient Care Technicians provide direct patient care under the supervision of the licensed healthcare providers, in acute and outpatient healthcare settings. PCTs provide patient's basic healthcare needs including bathing, feeding, maintaining patient environment and equipment, acquiring, distributing and administering patient care supplies, accommodating the special needs of patients, obtaining and documenting vital signs, and phlebotomy and electrocardiography functions.  Upon successful completion of all four modules, the student will be eligible to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) examination with the National Heathcareer Association (NHA). Program cost does not include Textbook and Uniform (see individual course module). Included in the course fee is the cost for NHA Certification Exam (one attempt for each course - Electrocardiography Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Introducing to Patient Care Technician).  Program cost does not include the fee for CNA Certification with NJ State Department of Health. 

Program Modules:

I.   Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)                            90 hours

II.  Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician        58 hours

III. Phlebotomy Technician                                160 hours

IV. Introducing The Patient Care Technician         12 hours 

Student to meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss registration for the Program or for Modules I – IV individually.  Please see the indivdual module for the class textbook.  Student must also show proof of completion of all four modules to sit for the CPCT exam.

Additional Information:
Course cost does not include Textbooks or Uniform. Does not include cost for CNA Certification that is paid to NJ, DHSS. Includes cost of exam fee (one attempt) for NHA certifications - ECG, Phlebotomy & CPCT.