Patient Care Technician Diploma & Certificate Programs

Patient care technicians (PCT) are part of the daily bustle at hospitals, doctors’ offices and long-term care facilities. They are responsible for taking vital signs, drawing blood, and helping patients with everyday tasks like bathing, eating, dressing, and walking.

In order to work as PCT, you’ll need to earn the proper credentials. A certificate or diploma is often required and can be earned in as little as nine months, depending on the program.

There are plenty of online, campus, and hybrid programs available for those interested in pursuing a patient care technician certificate or diploma program. Use the links below to navigate our list of programs.

Patient care technician diploma and certificate programs focus on practical, hands-on learning that applies to real-world job settings. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy – Accredited By ABHES

Diploma in Patient Care Technician: “In just under a year you could graduate as a Patient Care Technician and assist doctors and nurses with important clinical, laboratory and office tasks, as well as assisting with patient care. In the Patient Care Technician diploma program at UMA, you can learn to operate an EKG machine, assist patients with daily activities, collect and analyze blood samples, and manage patient records. Graduates of this program leave ready to pursue an entry-level job at a doctor’s office, hospital, or nursing home.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Southern Technical College

Southern Technical College – Accredited By ACICS

Diploma in Patient Care Technician: “At Southern Technical College, our Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is a multi-occupational diploma program designed to prepare students for a number of entry-level healthcare career occupations. This Patient Care Technician program is taught through a combination of classroom, clinical lab, and externship experiences. This diploma program can be completed in approximately 9-12 months, and consists of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals. We offer flexible scheduling, with morning, afternoon, and evening classes available.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Harris School of Business

Harris School of Business – Accredited By ACICS

Certificate in Patient Care Technician: “The Patient Care Technician (PCT) training at Harris is divided into two programs. Patient Care Technician I focuses on basic patient care skills and provides an introduction to additional clinical skills. The Patient Care Technician II program provides advanced training on EKG skills, blood drawing and specimen collection procedures, and also emphasizes legal and ethical issues. The PCT programs are designed to help students prepare for the Patient Care Technician/Assistant certification exam.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy

Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy – Accredited By NACCAS

Diploma in Patient Care Technician: “At Jolie Academy, we’ll prepare you for a career as a Patient Care Technician through a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Throughout the program, you can expect to learn the following: Blood collection techniques; Taking vital signs; Electrocardiography; Basic anatomy and physiology; Medical terminology; Personal care procedures; and Safety and infection control. This experience will help to develop your skills and confidence to ensure you’re well prepared to sit for the national certification exam and begin your career.” Click Here to request information about this program.

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