​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Patient Care Technician

A 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 inCNA, 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 - $4500
Fingerprint (Criminal Backgrnd Chk) - Varies $30 - $35
Text Books - $300
Work Book - $30
Uniform - $25
Lab Coat - $25
Stethoscope - $20
BP Cuff - $25
Gait Belt - $10
2-Step TB Test -  Varies $14-$28
State Competency Exam - $70
NHA Certification Exam - $149

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 




Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 

Certified Nursing Assistants are important members of the health care team whose duties involve caring directly for a patient (as well as indirect patient care tasks) and works under direct or general supervision of a registered nurse.  As a health care giver, CNA's are expected to demonstrate good interpersonal skills when interacting with other members of the health care team and with patients.  CNA's help maintain a functional and aesthetic health care environment, contributing to the patient's well-being.  They are expected to perform unit/area skill competencies and must be sensitive to patient's developmental, age-specific, cultural & spiritual needs. 

CNA 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 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.  A State Competency Exam as mandated by (IDPH) must be passed in order to become qualified for employment as a CNA at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois.  IDPH mandates this program and has set minimum competency requirements.  A Plus Healthcare Training has followed IDPH's guidelines and chose to set a higher standard than the minimum recommendations. 

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.


Estimated Expenses:
(Sales Tax not included, prices are subject to change without notice) 

Tuition - $1050
Fingerprint (Criminal Backgrnd Chk) -  Varies $30-$35
Text Book - $100
Work Book - $30
Uniform - $25
Stethoscope - $20
BP Cuff - $25
Gait Belt - $10
2-Step TB Test: Varies $30 - $60
State Competency Exam - $70


 
Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Able to read, write and speak English proficiently (8th grade level). 
  • 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






Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy techs draw blood samples from patients. They may work in a variety of different capacities to collect these blood samples, but this is always their main task. Another major part of their job is to prepare the blood samples for a variety of different tests and procedures.

Phlebotomy techs have an ability to work well with patients and to keep them calm.  They explain procedures to patients, and provide a calm and trusting environment as they draw the blood. Since many patients are apprehensive when they get their blood drawn, having a good personality is an important and often overlooked aspect of of a Phlebotomy tech.

Phlebotomy techs are not only responsible for taking blood but also in preparing the area of the body that the blood will be drawn from. The techs must first clean the area, then properly apply pressure, and finally be sure that the area is safe and clean after the blood is drawn. Phlebotomy techs are also responsible for storing the blood for various purposes, and this can involve a variety of different processes and procedures. This can involve putting the blood into appropriately marked containers, adding stain for further procedures, and any other preparation for specific and detailed tests.

Phlebotomy techs may also be responsible for monitoring vital signs of the patient, as part of a medical staff. Though they are in a technician role, phlebotomists often have to check blood pressure and heart rate as part of their responsibilities. They must update patient records with very detailed information. They are often solely responsible for the lab where the blood work is drawn; preparing and cleaning up the area and maintaining inventory.

The Phlebotomy Technician Program is provided by A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING.  It is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education  and follows the guidelines set-fort by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion and will qualify to take  the written certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association(NHA).  Being a Certified Phlebotomy Technician will qualify the student for employment as a Phlebotomy Technician at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois. 

All of A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING's requirements and expectations must be met to successfully complete the program. 


Estimated Expenses:
(Sales Tax not included, prices are subject to change without notice) 

Tuition - $1200
Fingerprint (Criminal Backgrnd Chk) - Varies $30 - $35
Text Book - $100
Uniform - $25
Lab Coat - $25
Lab  Kit - $100.00
CPR Certification- Varies $45-$65
NHA Certification Exam - $105


Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old & have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a caring, compassionate, dependable & professional qualities 
  • 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 





EKG Technician

An Electrocardiography Technician (EKG Tech) is an individual, who assist physicians in diagnosing as well as treating heart or cardiac, and blood vessel or peripheral vascular ailments. They are also referred to as cardiovascular technicians or electrocardiograph technician.  They operate and are responsible for the total care of test devices or equipments. They also 
explain procedures and processes to patients, and compare findings to the standards to determine any problems.

The EKG Technician Program is provided by A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING.  It is approved 
by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education  (IBHE) and follows the guidelines set-fort by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion and will qualify to take  the written certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association(NHA).  Being a Certified EKG Technician will qualify the student for employment as anEKG Technician at any healthcare agencies or facilities in Illinois. 

All of A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING's requirements and expectations must be met to successfully complete the program. 


Estimated Expenses: 
(Tax not included, prices subject to change without notice)

Tuition - $950
Textbook - $100
Uniform - $25
Heart Rate Calculator/Ruler - $15
NHA Certification Exam - $105

 
Admission / Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old & have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 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 

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