Patient Care Technician Program

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This program offers a sequence of courses that are meaningful with stackable credentials. Upon completion of the PCT Basic Certificate, students will be eligible to sit for their Patient Care Technician national certification exam. Additionally, there will be options available to obtain additional certification in Nursing Assisting, Phlebotomy as well as Electrocardiography technician. The selected courses provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further educational careers in the Health Science Industry.

Occupation Outlook 2020

Average Patient Care Technician hourly pay in Chicago, Illinois is $15.15.

Admission Criteria

Student must meet the Program Approval for the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (NUR.BASIC.CNA), for admission into the NAS-100.

Admission Process

  1. Prospective students should submit an SSC Application form and forward all official high school (or HSE/GED) transcripts, as well as official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
  2. Complete requirements for NAS-100.


Patient Care Technician (PCT.BASIC.CERT)

Gainful Employment Information

Cluster 1
ECG 101 ECG Fundamentals 4
NAS 100 Basic Nursing Assistant 6
PHB 101 Phlebotomy/Health 4
Cluster 2
PCT 200 PCT Cert. Review 1
PHB 102 Phlebotomy/Internship 2
Minimum for Certificate: 17