Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician is responsible for  providing assistance to doctors, nurses and other support staff while interacting directly with the patient.  The patient care technician has the most direct contact with the patient and is a critical member of the health care team. 

The PCT Tech course is focused in providing students the knowledge & hands-on training needed to master Basic Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy and EKG skills.  They will learn to perform technical skills with emphasis on performing personal care to complex implementation of selected portions of care plans, including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and Phlebotomy under the supervision of Registered Nurses.

Students who complete and successfully pass the PCT Tech training course can work as a Patient Care Technician in any healthcare facilities such as laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, private phlebotomy services, doctors offices, clinics, etc..   Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to take a certification test provided by non-governmental agencies like National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Patient Care Technician.  

Students will also qualify to take the State of Illinois' Basic Nurse Aide Competency Exam and be listed in the Healthcare Nursing Assistant Registry List.

 PCT Training is provided by A Plus Healthcare Training.  Our program is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and is modeled after the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) curriculum.  In order for students to complete the training program, they must meet all of A Plus Healthcare Training's requirements and expectations.  We are committed to giving every student an optimal educational experience.  Our small class sizes ensure that you will be able to receive personalized attention from your instructors, and our comfortable, well-equipt facilities will enable you to learn the skills you need to apply to caring for patients in a real clinical environment.  We feature after-work hours and flexible scheduling so students can choose the schedule that best fit their lifestyle.  Our instructors are well-qualified and friendly, with many years of experience.  We utilize a variety of teaching methods, including demonstrations & video.


Note:  Students who complete all 3 of our individual courses in CNA, EKG, Phlebotomy will qualify to take the PCT Certification test to become a Certified Patient Care Technician.

Estimated Expenses:
(Sales Tax not included, prices are subject to change without notice) 
Tuition - $3500
Fingerprint (Criminal Backgrnd Chk) - Varies $35 - $45
Text Books - $300
Work Books - $60
Uniform - $25
Lab Coat - $25
Stethoscope - $20
BP Cuff - $25
Gait Belt - $10
2-Step TB Test -  Varies $14-$28
IL State Competency Exam - $70
NHA Certification Exam - $155


Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old & have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be free of any communicable disease. 
  • View patients in a holistic approach to improve their quality of life. 
  • Must be able to multi-task and possess critical thinking abilities.
  • Sign a Criminal Background check agreement. 
  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information.
  • Complete & sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms