Patient Care Technician
Industry Certification: Graduates are prepared to earn the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification.
Basic Life Support (BLS) and Phlebotomy.
Train to be: Home Health Aide, Patient Care Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA), Caregiver, Certified Phlebotomist.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), (Health Technologists and Technicians), Health Care Technicians, Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides and Orderlies, Home Health Aides, or Allied Health Assistants. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long-term care settings. The 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. Students will also have hands-on phlebotomy training and test for certification.
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Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.
Full-Time: 600 hours – approximately 6 months to complete
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to
access your “To Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying.
You must complete your To Do list.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a virtual mandatory information session.
Program #H170694 CIP# 0351390205
*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)
Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance
Physical Exam and Immunizations
Background Check (All for Life)
Textbook Estimate (Purchased Online)
Patches (two patches must be purchased, one for each scrub top) (Purchased at MTC Outfitters at Main Campus)
State Certification Fee – Prometric
Background Check (All for Life)
Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)
REQUIRED ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
Uniforms: Teal scrub pants and tops will be worn each day. The MTC /PCT patch must be purchased at the Main Campus Bookstore and securely sewn (not pinned) to all tops, (warm up jacket) one inch from the shoulder of the left sleeve.
Cost per patch is $5. White long sleeve tops can be worn under uniform tops, no other colors. A matching Teal Uniform Warm-Up Jacket may be worn. Non-uniform jackets may not be worn over uniforms. Uniforms must fit well and be wrinkle free. Specific details will be provided on the first day of class.
Shoes: Solid white leather duty shoes are to be worn. Athletic shoes which are solid white and of sturdy material may be worn. Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel and kept clean. No porous or mesh materials.
Students must also have a watch with second hand, no smart watches.
*Estimated Total Cost of Program
*Prices are subject to change
Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices: http://manateetech.edu/current-students/bookstore/
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.
Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.
600 hrs (6 mos)