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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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Our Lady of the Lake College Annual Tuition $11,444 Recommend Rate Add Review
7 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN) - Home Health Nursing
Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $17,050 Recommend Rate Add Review
173 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences - Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
Virginia College Annual Tuition $12,060 - $13,932 Recommend Rate Add Review
59 Programs, 2 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery
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  • Patient Care Technician - Diploma
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Allen County Community College
Campuses: Iola, Burlingame
Annual Tuition $2,910 Recommend Rate Add Review
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anne Arundel Community College
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $12,024 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anthem Institute
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
Arapahoe Community College
Campuses: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker
Annual Tuition $13,052 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,320 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arkansas State University-Newport
Campuses: Newport, Marked Tree, Jonesboro
Annual Tuition $4,008 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 $11,725 Recommend Rate Add Review
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,820 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlantic Technical Center
Campuses: Coconut Creek, Hollywood
Annual Tuition $4,209 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Auburn Hills
Campuses: Auburn Hills
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,640 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Owosso
Campuses: Owosso
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
Barton County Community College
Campuses: Great Bend
Annual Tuition $4,192 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 $3,833 Recommend Rate Add Review
Berkeley College
Campuses: New York, White Plains, Brooklyn
Annual Tuition $24,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
Brightwood College
Campuses: Arlington, Beaumont, Dallas, Fort Worth, ...
Annual Tuition $14,236 - $19,760 Recommend Rate Add Review
Bristol Community College
Campuses: Fall River
Annual Tuition $9,240 Recommend Rate Add Review
Butte College
Campuses: Oroville
Annual Tuition $6,404 Recommend Rate Add Review
California Nurses Educational Institute
Campuses: Cathedral City
Annual Tuition $29,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Capital Area Technical College
Campuses: Baton Rouge, Jackson, Plaquemine, New Roads
Annual Tuition $8,131 Recommend Rate Add Review
Career Training Solutions
Campuses: Fredericksburg
Annual Tuition $13,285 Recommend Rate Add Review
Carl Sandburg College
Campuses: Galesburg
Annual Tuition $7,078 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria Campus
Campuses: Alexandria, Cottonport, Leesville
Annual Tuition $8,030 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central New Mexico Community College
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $6,704 Recommend Rate Add Review
Central Wyoming College
Campuses: Riverton
Annual Tuition $6,696 Recommend Rate Add Review
City College of San Francisco
Campuses: San Francisco
Annual Tuition $7,554 Recommend Rate Add Review
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $11,906 Recommend Rate Add Review

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