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Accredited Colleges Offering Patient Care Technician Degrees

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A patient care technician provides critical support services to nurses and doctors in medical settings. Patient care technicians typically work directly with patients in hospital and clinic settings to offer assistance with their basic needs such as lifting objects, entering and exiting a bed or bathroom, and even personal care such as brushing their teeth. Patient care technicians typically have a great deal of direct contact with patients, and they also assist nurses with a variety of basic tasks, such as cleaning or monitoring a patient's needs and communicating directly with the nursing staff.

Patient care technicians occupy entry-level jobs within medical settings, and as such, they do not have extensive academic training. Most patient care technicians complete a program of study that focuses preparing them for employment. The length of study varies depending on the program. In some cases, a patient care technician will have an associate degree, but in many cases individuals enter programs directly from high school or a GED program.

Patient care technicians must possess excellent communication skills to work with ill and recovering patients. Programs teach students how to work in collaboration with nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff. They are also trained in basic emergency techniques such as first aid and CPR. While patient care technicians do not have direct responsibility for any patient's medical issues, they are key to providing comfort and support to patients during medical procedures or recovery.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Patient Care Technician Degrees
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Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $17,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
138 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences - Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
Southern New Hampshire University Online Grad Annual Tuition $28,884 Recommend Rate Add Review
158 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • MS in Nursing: Patient Quality and Safety
ATA Career Education Annual Tuition $9,925 Recommend Rate Add Review
2 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Largo, SpringHill
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Abcott Institute
Campuses: Southfield
Annual Tuition $9,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus
Campuses: Lafayette
Annual Tuition $5,832 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allen County Community College
Campuses: Iola, Burlingame
Annual Tuition $2,304 Recommend Rate Add Review
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,200 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anne Arundel Community College
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $11,400 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arapahoe Community College
Campuses: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker
Annual Tuition $11,961 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,080 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School
Campuses: Jefferson
Annual Tuition $9,275 Recommend Rate Add Review
ATA Career Education
Campuses: Largo, SpringHill
Annual Tuition $9,925 Recommend Rate Add Review
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,566 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Campuses: Auburn Hills
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Owosso
Campuses: Owosso
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College Online
Campuses: Cadillac, Port Huron, Auburn Hills, Clinton Township, ...
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Barton County Community College
Campuses: Great Bend
Annual Tuition $3,904 Recommend Rate Add Review
Beauty Schools of America
Campuses: Miami Beach, Lake Park
Annual Tuition $14,017 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ben Franklin Career Center
Campuses: Dunbar
Annual Tuition $3,755 Recommend Rate Add Review
Berkeley College
Campuses: New York, White Plains, Brooklyn
Annual Tuition $23,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Brightwood College
Campuses: Arlington, Beaumont, Dallas, Fort Worth, ...
Annual Tuition $14,236 - $19,760 Recommend Rate Add Review
Butte College
Campuses: Oroville
Annual Tuition $6,154 Recommend Rate Add Review
Capital Area Technical College
Campuses: Baton Rouge, Jackson, Plaquemine, New Roads
Annual Tuition $7,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Casper College
Campuses: Casper
Annual Tuition $6,240 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Georgia Technical College
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Warner Robins
Annual Tuition $4,608 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus
Campuses: Alexandria, Cottonport, Leesville
Annual Tuition $2,646 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central New Mexico Community College
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $6,656 Recommend Rate Add Review
City College of San Francisco
Campuses: San Francisco
Annual Tuition $6,748 Recommend Rate Add Review
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate Add Review
Cloud County Community College
Campuses: Concordia
Annual Tuition $4,680 Recommend Rate Add Review
Coffeyville Community College
Campuses: Coffeyville
Annual Tuition $3,648 Recommend Rate Add Review
Colby Community College
Campuses: Colby
Annual Tuition $4,864 Recommend Rate Add Review

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