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Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

Program Type: 
Certification Program

Certified Patient Care Technician program builds on the training and skills of the Certified Nursing Assistant.

Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal complex care on patients. Selected portions of care plans including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, EKG and phlebotomy are implemented under the supervision of registered nurses.

Course Prerequisite: 
Michigan State requires CNA licensing prior to becoming a certified Patient Care Technician.
Career Opportunities: 

Graduates may work in Acute Care Hospitals; Long-term Care and Home Health Care companies.

Program Information: 

5 weeks program includes 140 clock hours of classroom lectures and internship.

Certification: 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for the following certifications:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Technician