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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 52% (194 reviews)
100 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
  • BS in Health Sciences - Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
Berkeley College Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
38 Programs, 2 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
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Concorde Career Colleges Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 2 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
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Abcott Institute Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allen County Community College Annual Tuition $2,176 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American River College Annual Tuition $7,200 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anthem College Annual Tuition $11,374 - $15,537 Recommend Rate 33% (9 reviews)
Arapahoe Community College Annual Tuition $11,293 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Annual Tuition $4,950 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
ATA Career Education Annual Tuition $9,925 Recommend Rate 29% (7 reviews)
Athens Technical College Annual Tuition $4,150 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Baker College Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Barton County Community College Annual Tuition $3,776 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ben Franklin Career Center Annual Tuition $3,750 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Berkeley College Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Berks Technical Institute Annual Tuition $10,120 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bowling Green State University Annual Tuition $12,158 - $17,822 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $11,010 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Capital Area Technical College Annual Tuition $3,501 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Career Colleges of America Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
CDI College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Central Coast College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Central Georgia Technical College Annual Tuition $4,170 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus Annual Tuition $2,630 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Central New Mexico Community College Annual Tuition $6,464 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
City College of San Francisco Annual Tuition $6,270 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Annual Tuition $7,498 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Cloud County Community College Annual Tuition $4,560 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Cochise College Annual Tuition $6,960 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Coffeyville Community College Annual Tuition $3,648 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Colby Community College Annual Tuition $4,704 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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