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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 $17,050 Recommend Rate 53% (436 reviews)
208 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences - Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
South College Annual Tuition $18,000 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
49 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Penn Foster Career School Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 47% (129 reviews)
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Campuses: Southfield
Annual Tuition $9,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,784 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Iola, Burlingame
Annual Tuition $3,584 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $8,208 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $12,566 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker
Annual Tuition $14,441 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Mountain Home
Annual Tuition $4,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Newport, Marked Tree, Jonesboro
Annual Tuition $4,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Jefferson
Annual Tuition $9,275 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Auburn Hills
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $9,360 Recommend Rate 0% (7 reviews)
Campuses: Owosso
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Great Bend
Annual Tuition $3,456 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Bellevue
Annual Tuition $9,052 Recommend Rate 88% (8 reviews)
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Annual Tuition $14,236 - $19,760 Recommend Rate 48% (40 reviews)
Campuses: Fall River
Annual Tuition $9,600 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Campuses: El Dorado
Annual Tuition $5,070 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Oroville
Annual Tuition $6,984 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Cathedral City
Annual Tuition $29,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Fredericksburg
Annual Tuition $13,285 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Galesburg
Annual Tuition $7,554 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Alexandria, Cottonport, Leesville
Annual Tuition $8,198 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $7,170 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: San Francisco
Annual Tuition $9,010 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Chicago
Annual Tuition $11,906 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Concordia
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Coffeyville
Annual Tuition $3,872 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Colby
Annual Tuition $5,130 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Columbus
Annual Tuition $8,430 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)

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