Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program is a 270-hour vocational program that combines theory and practice to prepare individuals to provide routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities.

Patient Care Technicians, also known as nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, or hospital attendants, perform routine tasks under the supervision of Registered Nurses. This program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to provide personal care to patients with diverse care needs, implementation of selected portions of care plans, including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and phlebotomy under the supervision of registered nurses.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the certification exam.

Our next classes start in January 11. To register, call (815) 955-8855 or email us at