Patient Care Technician Diploma
Expanding the traditional role of a nursing assistant, Kaplan College's patient care technician program is designed to help prepare you for employment as a cross-trained nursing assistant known as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills and can provide supplemental training if you were previously, or are currently, employed in one of the following roles:
- Health care technician
- Patient care assistant
- Nursing aide/orderly
- Home health aide
- Electrocardiograph aide
- Allied health assistant
Patient Care Technician Responsibilities
Patient care technicians perform duties such as assisting with the care of outpatients and inpatients who have a variety of diseases, injuries, or neurological or orthopedic problems. In additiion, they may help patients walk to and from therapy with a gait belt, set up equipment for patient treatments, assist with community outings, and perform a variety of other duties.
Patient Care Technician Program Features
To help prepare you to seek entry-level employment in various patient care roles, our career-focused curriculum at Kaplan College in Corpus Christi, TX includes coursework in these areas:
- Patient care assisting
- Rehabilitation concepts and functional mobility
- Rehabilitation diagnoses and intervention
- Mental health services
The program includes hands-on training to further strengthen your knowledge and experience in this field.
Kaplan Integrated Technology (KIT) provides a digital learning platform to blend the advantages of learning through new media technologies with the personalized attention, student-teacher interaction, and peer support available in classroom-based education. Media-based activities and exercises include short educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions, and interactive activities.**
For more information about our program with Kaplan Integrated Technology, please contact us by filling out the form below.