Patient Care Technician
Patient Care Technicians use their comprehensive knowledge of electrocardiography, phlebotomy, and basic nursing assistant skills in multiple health care settings.
You will learn the skills necessary to become a patient care technician and be eligible to sit for the Illinois Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Training certificate and the American Medical Technologists – Registered Phlebotomy Technician certification.
A patient care technician is mainly focused on working closely with patients, in conjunction with nurses. PCTs, sometimes referred to as nursing assistants, help perform basic care for patients, such as assisting them in using the restroom, serving meals or changing bedding.