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Offering Patient Care Technician Programs

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 healthcare team.

The PCT course is focused on providing students the knowledge and 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.

PCT Training Course

Students who complete and successfully pass the PCT training course can work as a patient care technician in any healthcare facilities such as laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, private Phlebotomy services, doctor’s offices, clinics, etc. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to take a certification test provided by non-governmental agencies like 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.

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Provided by A Plus Healthcare Training

PCT Training is provided by A Plus Healthcare Training. Our program is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the IBHE and is modeled after the 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-equipped 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 fits their lifestyle. Our instructors are well-qualified and friendly, with many years of experience. We utilize a variety of teaching methods, including demonstrations and videos.

Note: Students who complete all three of our individual courses in BNATP, EKG, and Phlebotomy will qualify to take the PCT certification test to become certified patient care technicians.

Tuition and Fees

Official information regarding tuition and fees is published periodically. The business office will make every effort to inform students about charges and fees. Students are also encouraged to check with the business office about their financial information and obligations.

  • Tuition


  • Registration Fee


  • Tuition Deposit (Due Upon Enrollment)


  • Lab Kit Fee


  • State Competency Exam


  • PCT Certification Exam (CPCT)


*Tax not included

*Subject to change

Payments must be made before the start of the first day of class.

Course Materials

Students will need to purchase the following supplies from any outside vendor of their choice:

  • Text Books

  • WorkBooks

  • Uniform (Scrubs)

  • Lab Coat

  • Stethoscope

  • Gait Belt

  • BP Cuff

  • EKG Caliper

Admission/Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 18 years old and has a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be free of any communicable disease

  • View patients in a holistic approach to improving their quality of life

  • Must be able to multitask and possess critical thinking abilities

  • Healthcare worker criminal background check

  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information

  • Complete and sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms

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