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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
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
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Grand Canyon University $17,050 51% (498 reviews)
256 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Health Sciences
South College $18,000 100% (3 reviews)
70 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AS - Health Science (Pre-Nursing)
Penn Foster College Not Provided 64% (180 reviews)
50 Programs, 1 in Patient Care Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
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Campuses: Pine City
$7,741 Add Review
Campuses: Pratt
$3,912 Add Review
Campuses: Ina
$6,450 Add Review
Campuses: Grants Pass
$5,172 91% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Salina
$7,080 Add Review
Campuses: Santa Fe
$4,605 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Santa Rosa, Petaluma
$7,328 Add Review
Campuses: Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo
$11,456 100% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Liberal
$4,224 Add Review
Campuses: Shoreline
$6,538 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Mission
$3,154 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Morgan City, Thibodaux, Reserve
$4,178 Add Review
Campuses: Knoxville
$18,000 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Avon Park, Bowling Green
$11,859 Add Review
Campuses: Lafayette
$7,810 Add Review
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$4,974 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Wadley, Opelika
$7,710 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Mount Gay
$5,981 Add Review
Campuses: Spokane
$8,813 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Springfield
$12,576 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Kissimmee
$4,535 Add Review
Campuses: Elizabethton
$3,477 Add Review
Campuses: Houston
$13,315 Add Review
Campuses: Houston, Friendswood
$15,984 0% (4 reviews)
Campuses: Stone Ridge
$9,834 Add Review
Campuses: Los Alamos
$5,588 Add Review
Campuses: Los Lunas
$5,130 Add Review
Campuses: Evansville
$18,626 100% (8 reviews)
Campuses: Richmond
$22,600 32% (118 reviews)
Campuses: Topeka
$6,912 Add Review

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