Patient Care Technician

Program Details

Program Description:

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.

International Students

If you have a degree from another country and and currently reside in the US, you are invited to apply.
Have a high school or bachelor’s degree translated from another country, a GED may not be required.
You only need a Social Security number for select East Campus programs.

We are NOT a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified institution and do NOT participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), or the F, J or M visas programs. We are not an I-20 institution.

Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3) (b), F.S.

Start Date:

August, January

Program Length:

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 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:

Email 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

Application Fee


Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies

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)


Exit Requirements

State Certification Fee – Prometric


Background Check (All for Life)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

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:
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.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:
31-1014.00    Nursing Assistants
31-1011.00    Home Health Aides
31-9099.00    Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
29-2099.00    Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

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600 hrs (6 mos)


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch


 On Campus,



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Xela Brutus

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100 x 47127
or schedule an appointment:

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