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Patient Care Technician

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 25, 2018 (Click Here for more information)

Program Description:
Are you eager to become a multi skilled provider in a growing medical field?  Under the direct supervision of a professional nurse, the Patient Care Technician will come in direct contact with the patient in the performance of his or her assigned duties.  This program is a blend of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction. Course content includes:

  • Personal Patient Care Skills
  • Principles of Infection Control
  • Home Health Care Services
  • Physical and Safety Functions
  • Phlebotomy Procedures
  • EKG Modalities
  • Restoration Therapy
  • CPR, and more
Program Title Program Length
Basic Healthcare Worker 90 Hours
Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) 75 Hours
Advanced Home Health Aide 50 Hours
Patient Care Assistant 75 Hours
Allied Health Assistant 150 Hours
Advanced Allied Health Assistant 100 Hours
Patient Care Technician 60 Hours

Admission Requirements:

  • Schedule the TABE ($10) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption to your program counselor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Applicants must complete a physical examination report, immunization record, drug screening (approved vendor only), and background check (approved vendor only).
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.
  • For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.

Program Hours and Schedule:
600 Hours/6 Months/Hybrid
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
This program is offered twice per year in August and January

Industry Certifications and Licensure:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Employment Opportunities:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Clinics

For additional information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition/Registration Fees $1,850.00
Out of State Tuition/Registration Fees $6,890.00
Books/Supplies $174.00
Industry Certification & Licensure Exam $220.00
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $2,244.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $7,284.00


Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Counselor for Patient Care Technician
Rachel Victor



Click Here to download a PDF brochure for complete information including costs.

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