In-Person: Patient Care Technician

Location: Phlebotomy Career Training 28050 Ford Rd Garden City, MI 48135 Instructor: Nancy Kimmel

In-Person: Patient Care Technician


The Patient Care Technician course is an advanced program for students who have prior health care experience in patient care. Students are encouraged to sign up at least a 2 weeks prior to class to ensure seating availability. This course will teach the student to care for patients using advanced medical knowledge which they will learn in the classroom and clinical site. Hands on practice and lecture will be provided in addition to all study materials. Students should purchase a set of black scrubs and a lab coat. These are also sold at the school.

In-Person: Patient Care Technician


In Class Patient Care Technician Start Dates

  • This is a 4 week class. Patient Care Technician students will meet twice a week for 4 weeks.
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Patient Care Technician Course Description

Phlebotomy Career Training’s Patient Care Technician program is a fast paced 4 week course that teaches the seasoned medical health care provider the necessary skills to work in hospitals and emergency rooms. The patient care technician has many responsibilities that blend the professions of certified nursing assistant, phlebotomy and electrocardiogram technician. Students interested in taking this class are required to have prior patient care background. This background can be either as a certified nursing assistant, adult care worker or direct care worker or home health aide. Students will learn how to draw blood, perform electrocardiograms (EKG), take a detailed history and physical of a real patient at our clinical site and take SOAP notes. The term SOAP is an abbreviation for subjective, objective, assessment and plan as it pertains to helping the patient in either their immediate illness or long term.
The patient care technician will learn advanced medical terminology, how to work with physicians and nurses in emergency situations. Students will be taught how to recognize and assess for pain and perform health and wellness checks.

About the Course

Study materials and online access to course modules will be provided to the students on the first day of class. The student can expect hands on learning in the classroom interspersed with lecture and demonstrations from their instructors.
The one day clinical will take place during a scheduled class day. Students will complete their clinical skills using our clinical simulation in our class labs.

Student Requirements

Students are expected to have their uniforms, lab coats, notebook, stethoscope and badge.
Prior to beginning class we ask that students have their negative TB test turned in. The TB skin test can be done at any urgent care or family physicians office. If the student is unsure where to go they may call the school for sites which perform the TB skin tests and pick up a form for the physician or nurse to fill out. TB skin test are good for one to two years depending on whether the student received the two step Gold or the basic test. Chest X-rays are accepted for up to 5 years. There will be a $35 urine drug screen for all students to be done here at the school per our clinical sites request by week three. Students are encouraged to purchase a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. These items can be purchased at the school or at any uniform supply store.

Where Our Graduates Work

Graduates go on to work in the emergency rooms, cardiac care units and intensive care floors. Phlebotomy Career Training provides access to the student job board where students may take advantage of online resume templates and job openings.
Several hospitals in Michigan prefer that the patient care technician graduate also take their national exam. The preferred national exam for patient care technician is the NHA. Phlebotomy Career Training is accredited by the NHA as well as the NCCT and AMCA.
Students who wish to take the NHA Patient Care Technician national certifying exam may obtain information through our school. The NHA exam is offered only off site at a designated testing center.

Flex Classes are now available

Students pick their own start dates and flex hours from our flex log.  A minimum of 60 hours of workshops must be completed in 8 weeks for graduation.  Students can choose from posted flex hours and come to class anywhere from 1 hour up to 7 hours.  It’s up to the student.  Students should try to complete a minimum of 8 hours per week.  Students can attend school using PCT’s easy flexible workshop hours.  Instructors will have stations set up where they will instruct students in the hands on portion of the class.  Phlebotomy Career Training’s Flex schedules are available Monday through Saturday.

Please contact us at (734) 762-3220 x1 for more info, or email us at [email protected]


High school diploma or GED,
6 months to a year of health care experience
Able to pass a criminal background check

What's Included

  • Study materials
  • Online course access
  • One day clinical rotation
  • Two days a week for 4 weeks

About Your Instructor
Nancy Kimmel

In Class Patient Care Technician Start Dates

  • This is a 4 week class. Patient Care Technician students will meet twice a week for 4 weeks.