Patient Care Technician
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross-trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant. The PCT program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge. Graduates attain the skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues. For more information on our PCT program, please schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor.
Florida CNA License Medical Administrative Assistant ECG Aide/Monitor Tech
Phlebotomy Tech National Certified Patient Care Technician
Program Admission Requirements
- 18 years old
- High School Diploma or GED
- Basic physical exam, including negative TB skin test or negative chest x-ray to start class
- Complete PCS fingerprinting requirement
- Pass Drug Test
Possible direct entry positions after successful completion include CNA in acute and long-term care facilities, advanced home health aide in the home care industry, patient care assistant in the hospital setting, allied and advanced allied health assistant in labs, hospitals, physician offices, walk-in and urgent care facilities, and patient care technician in any of the above settings.
Basic Skills Exit Requirements
TABE Math Scale Score 627 TABE Language Scale Score 608 TABE Reading Scale Score 597
In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE or qualifying exam, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education. Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog.
Student is responsible to purchase any personal medical instruments (i.e., stethoscope, etc.) that are necessary for this program. Attire that is typical of this trade will be required. Clothing will be in compliance with the Pasco County Schools dress code and will be strictly enforced. Scrubs must be purchased by the student.
Once accepted into the program, a welcome packet will be mailed to the home address provided. This will contain all directions for actions that must be taken prior to the start of the program. Please contact the Administration Office for additional information regarding enrollment requirements and application process.
Upon Acceptance, The Following Actions Must Be Completed
- Laboratory Tests and Immunizations
- Physical Examination Form
- Travel Agreement
- Transportation Permission Slip
- Review Welcome Letter
- Checklist of Requirements
Laura Norrie, Instructor
Associate of Science in Nursing
Building 5, Room 05-001
Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor
Stacie Reinhart, Career Placement Coordinator