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Patient Care Technician

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.

Career Field

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.



Program Contacts

Dr. Stephanie Eymann, DNP, RN, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, 815-599-3439
Alicia Kepner CMA, AAMA Coordinator, Nursing Program and Lab, 815-599-3679

Scholarship Opportunities

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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